Thu, 07/20/2017
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These were one of the moths I found at Pine Haven on Saturday afternoon (both in/on the campground restrooms); I dismissed it as a species I've seen often before, then stumbled a little on the identification. I think it's Horned Spanworm (Nematocampa resistaria).

Wentworth, NH, 2017/07/15.

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Wed, 07/19/2017
intricately patterned brown moth on dark wood

I'm slightly unsure of this one, but I think it must be Eoparargyractis plevie. It does not seem to be all that commonly reported. Seen on a porch ceiling while we were visiting the kids at camp (photographic conditions were somewhat awkward, and I have a dozen focus misses).

Hebron, NH, 2017/07/15.

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Mon, 07/17/2017
bright black/yellow moth with orange hindwing, on glass

Another Friday evening moth from Jaffrey: Virgin Tiger Moth (Grammia virgo). I've more often found the big tiger moths at the end of their lives when they're in somewhat bad shape. This one flew in actively, fluttered near us for a few minutes (drawn to porch lights), then flew away.

Jaffrey NH, 2017/07/14.

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Sun, 07/16/2017

Friday night was too damp for me to put out the UV moth trap, but a check around the outside of Monty's house when I got in found me this Confused Eusarca (Eusarca confusaria).

2017/07/14, Jaffrey NH.

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Fri, 07/14/2017
whiteish moth

I had to look through all the Macaria species, and then go back and look again, but I think this is Red-headed Inchworm (Macaria bisignata).

Jaffrey, NH, 2017/06/10.

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Thu, 07/13/2017
moth on bucket, moth on wall

I still have a backlog of moths to post, but now it's where sorting out the identification is hard. I'm fairly sure these are both Macaria species, and my best guess is Hemlock Angle (Macaria fissinotata) for both of them, despite the somewhat different overall appearance.

Jaffrey NH, 2017/06/04, 2017/06/29

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Tue, 07/11/2017
mostly white moth on dead leaf, mostly white moth on white sheet

This Pale Beauty (Campaea perlata) is from the June 10th weekend - probably two different specimens, since I took one photo late evening, then the other the following evening. They weren't terribly abundant, but I recall seeing these on past years as well.

2017/06/10, Jaffrey NH.

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Sat, 07/08/2017
large brown moth on window screen

For today's moth, I'm going all the way back to June 10th for this Pale Metanema (Metanema inatomaria). They're fairly abundant, actually, but I don't think I got a decent picture of one since then.

Jaffrey NH, 2017/06/10.

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Wed, 07/05/2017
large grey moth on screen door

Northern Pine Sphinx (Lapara bombycoides) - I had more than one of these that night, one on the sheet by the moth trap, and another on the back door. Unremarkable patterning, but impressively large.

Jaffrey NH, 2017/06/30.

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Tue, 07/04/2017
large brown moth on egg carton, large brown moth on bark, hind wings exposed with eye spots

This Blinded Sphinx (Paonias excaecata) is a moth I've seen before (including once on a hike before I was specifically making a habit of looking for moths) but they've often been a bit worn looking. This one was fresh and beautiful.

Jaffrey NH, 2017/06/30

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