A few nights ago after a relatively warm day, I noticed a moth on the window, the first one I had seen this year. I managed to capture it in a jar and got some photos of it. With help from bugguide.net, I got a likely identification of Variable Carpet Moth (Anticlea vasiliata). This species is typcially in flight from spring to early summer. I was interested to note that it did not seem as slowed by refrigeration as other moths I’ve capture. I suppose that’s probably helpful for an early season moth that might face chilly nights.
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- The winter quarter bird report for Southeast Alaska is available from the Juneau Audubon website. juneau-audubon-society.org/Birds/Reports/… (1.7mb download) 2 years ago
- Rick and Jen shared some nice photos of river otters from the east side at Baranof Warm Springs. rickandjensblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/river-… 2 years ago
- Much warmer than normal in the Gulf of Alaska this year. Seems like it must have played a role in our warm winter. earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?… 2 years ago