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Moths and Bryozoans

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American Swordgrass Moth (Xylena nupera)

Last July, Connor found a caterpillar which we thought we might try to rear by finding whatever food it wanted it. It didn’t take too long to discover that what it really wanted to do was bury itself in dirt, … Continue reading

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Ceranemota fasciata

This entry is part 103 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

This entry is part 103 of 133 in the series 2011 PhotojournalThis moth is probably Ceranemota fasciata, a member of the False Owlet Moth family. I think it was attracted to the bug napper light.

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Northern Thallophaga

This entry is part 75 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

This entry is part 75 of 133 in the series 2011 PhotojournalA Northern Thallophaga (Thallophaga hyperborea) was resting on the kitchen window today.

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Thallophaga hyperborea

In May Connor found and brought me this Thallophaga hyperborea which had been crawling up a stake he had pounded in the ground. It seemed a strange place to find a moth, but upon learning its identity (via bugguide.net) and … Continue reading

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Variable Carpet (Anticlea vasiliata)

Variable Carpet Moths (Anticlea vasiliata) are aptly named for their diverse array of color morphs. This May I photographed two different ones, to go along with one I photographed April 2009. Information I’ve seen about larval food plants does not … Continue reading

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