Tag Archives: Xylena nupera

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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Two Moths and a Bird

We’ve been catching moths in the bug napper, though the Xylena nupera was one that we got from a caterpillar Connor found. The Steller’s Jays have been coming by to get peanuts and the occasional Yellow-underwing Moth (Noctua pronuba)

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Grebes and a Caterpillar

At least three still-downy Pied-billed Grebes were hanging out on Swan Lake waiting to be fed by parents. Also today, Connor found a green caterpillar crawling on the sidewalk. He brought it home and we were going to try to … Continue reading

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