Thu, 08/31/2017
grey striped moth

There's a number of grey moths that are giving me trouble identification-wise; most of the batch, I'm not ready to try to call one way or the other, but I think this one is Brown Bark Carpet (Horisme intestinata).

Jaffrey, NH, 2017/08/19

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Wed, 08/30/2017
dark moth on porcelain

This moth - The Gem (Orthonama obstipata) - is from my bathroom in Somerville. Quite small - 19mm ws., and the species is sexually dimorphic with this being the male.

Somerville MA, 2017/08/01

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Tue, 08/29/2017
Sharply patterned moth on plastic surface

Digging back to early this month, this is a White-ribboned Carpet (Mesoleuca ruficillata), from the restrooms at Pine Haven.

Wentworth, NH, 2017/08/04.

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Sat, 08/26/2017
yellow/tan moth on porch screen

White-dotted Prominent (Nadata gibbosa); attracted to lights, then stayed until the next morning.

Jaffrey NH, 2017/08/20

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Sat, 08/26/2017
fuzzy grey moth on window pane

Larch Tolype (Tolype laricis). The lumpy stuff on its back seems to be usual for the species. Came to UV light (it was sitting on the exterior of a window, a little out of reach, when I photographed it).

Jaffrey NH, 2017/08/19.

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Tue, 08/22/2017
fancy moth on aluminum funnel

Pink-shaded Fern Moth (Callopistria mollissima).

Jaffrey NH, 2017/08/14

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Mon, 08/21/2017
brownish moth

This moth, found at Pine Haven weeks ago, turns out to be a new-to-me species - False Hemlock Looper (Nepytia canosaria).

I had snapped a quick picture (in the bathroom, I think) with awkward lighting, chalking it up as another of the Grey Spruce Loopers, which were common there, until it came time later to sort photos, and I noticed it didn't match.

Wentworth NH, 2017/08/05.

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Sun, 08/20/2017
brown moth on brown leaves in daylight

There's a variety of "litter moths" - the ones that tend to be flushed in daylight walking in woodlands. Hard to distinguish, but I think this one is probably Speckled Renia Moth (Renia adspergillus).

Jaffrey NH, 2017/08/20.

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Sat, 08/19/2017
"blacklight" bulb in trouble light holder; moth on top, on screen door, grey moth fluttering with wings open showing black hindwings, grey patterned moth

After replacing the fluorescent UV bulb in my collecting kit, I came upon CF blacklight bulbs on Amazon and proceeded to buy one to enhance my moth hunting locations. Last night it was rainy in Jaffrey, and the spot I found where I had both an outlet and shelter was inside the screened porch. The flaw was that the moths would all be flushed by opening the door to go outside, but on my late night visit to the light there was this Catocala andromedae.

Jaffrey NH, 2017/08/19
 

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Thu, 08/17/2017
brown/white patterned moth on paintwork, brown/white patterned moth on paintwork

Not a new species, but abruptly abundant in Jaffrey: Gray Spruce Looper (Caripeta divisata).

Jaffrey, NH, 2017/08/14

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