e_moon60 (e_moon60) wrote,

It doesn't have to be spectacular...

Yesterday, while out on our walk, we flushed a small cloud of pale moths from the tall grass...most fluttered weakly a yard or so then went back down in the grass, where it was hard to photograph them.  One didn't.  Today, thanks to a helpful person on BugGuide.net (useful resource for anyone interested in insects, spiders, and other invertebrates like pillbugs and millipedes)  I found out what it was.   Lychnosea intermicata.   
In the evening, they look white until you get closer, and the delicate fern-frond antennae are so beautiful.   It brings the moth species identified up to 9.
Tags: lepidoptera, moth, wildlife

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