Thursday, May 31, 2007
These two moths appeared near my front door recently. The top one is a Yellow-veined Geometer Moth (Orthofidonia flavivenata) (GEOMETRIDAE) and the other is a Lunate Zale Moth (Zale lunata) (NOCTUIDAE). Thanks to an expert at the Moth Photographers Group for help with the ids.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I take pictures of many insects. On Saturday morning (26 May) I spied a large crane fly on the glass of the front door. I got a couple of poor photos, then opened the door to get an overhead shot. The crane fly flew away, but as I looked down, I saw this wonderful sphinx moth on the door sill. This is a One-eyed Sphinx (Smerinthus cerisyi) (LEPIDOPTERA: SPHINGIDAE).