Mon, 08/15/2016

For today's moth picture, I'm digging back to our trip to Pine Haven a little while back (it was attracted to lights and is photographed on a bit of egg carton from my collecting bucket). This one seems to be Zimmerman Pine Moth (Dioryctria zimmermani). Wentworth, NH, 2016/08/07.

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Fri, 08/12/2016
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We saw quite a number of these moths (many of them quite worn-looking), and I didn't realise until I got home that there seems to be quite a lot of variation between them. I think they are all Larch Tolype (Tolype laricis), but I'm not quite sure. It's slightly surprising how some of them have kind of a bee mimic thing going on. 2016/08/06,07, Wentworth NH.

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Wed, 08/10/2016
small moth, photographed on egg carton

This Olive-shaded Bird Dropping Moth (Ponometia candefacta) was on the paper egg cartons that I keep in my moth collecting bucket (attracted to lights). Wentworth, NH, 2016/08/07.

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Wed, 08/10/2016

Sigmoid Prominent (Clostera albosigma) - attracted to lights in Wentworth, NH. I removed it from the sheet where it was sitting, and it played dead. 2016/08/07.

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Mon, 08/08/2016
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We saw several of this smallish and slightly iridescent moth. I think it's Goldenrod Flower Moth (Schinia nundina). Wentworth, NH 2016/08/06.

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Sun, 08/07/2016
large moth, fluttering on back of hand, large moth perched on egg carton

Monty and I spent the weekend camping at Pine Haven, while visiting the kids at camp. Naturally, there was some moth hunting. This sphinx moth was in the bucket when we unpacked it on Saturday morning. I got several pictures showing the distinctive hindwing markings, but this one that Monty took as it fluttered on my hand, I think is the best. I think it's Twin-spotted Sphinx (Smerinthus jamaicensis). Wentworth NH, 2016/08/06.

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Wed, 08/03/2016
mostly white moth, wings spread, white sheet background

Large Lace-Borer (Scopula limboundata) - attracted to lights, and seen on the sheet in early morning; 31mm wingspan. Jaffrey, NH, 2016/07/30.

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Mon, 08/01/2016
small black and white moth on white sheet

I was all set to leave the moth light on Saturday night, but then saw that the weather forecast called for rain all night, and the unprotected battery can't tolerate being rained on, so I went out to pack things up at 9:30pm. As I was taking down the sheet and trying to shake off the remaining moths, I spotted this one: Boldly-marked Archips (Archips dissitana), Jaffrey NH, 2016/07/30.

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Sun, 07/31/2016
The Saw-Wing

The Saw-Wing (Euchlaena serrata), came to lights, Jaffrey NH, 2016/07/29.

I rather enjoy that a number of moths have "the" in their common name.

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Sun, 07/31/2016
Mating pair of Pearl Crescent butterflies

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) - perhaps the easiest of the local butterflies to photograph. Jaffrey, NH, 2016/07/30.

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