Unidentified fungus growing on a spruce log. This is at least the second time I’ve seen this species, but I do not know what it is.
July often provides some pretty spectacular sunsets, and tonight’s was no exception.
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 reading a little about the life history, it made more sense. Larvae of this species … Read more
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 includes only raspberries, which many people raise, but they are not especially common. It is … Read more
Connor and Rowan noticed this moth on the outside of my home office window, so I went out and took a picture of it. It’s been photo identified as Pearsall’s Carpet Moth (Venusia pearsalli) courtesy of Bob Patterson on bugguide.net, though it may be a similar looking closely related species. The NPWRC account for Venusia … Read more