Monday, August 16, 2010

A Few Recent Moths

While I have been giving more attention to butterflies and dragonflies, I have not forgotten about moths. Here are a few recent ones. The first is one I found at home, The Wedgling (Galgula partita). Males of this species are reddish or grayish brown while females (like this individual) are dark maroon or black. The larval host plant is Oxalis sp.

The next three moths are from Negri-Nepote Grasslands Preserve. This moth is a species I have encountered before, a Garden Webworm Moth (Achyra rantalis). Their larvae feed on a variety of grasses and legumes.

This tiny white moth is a Snowy Urola Moth (Urola nivalis).

The last moth is a White-spotted Brown Moth (Diastictis ventralis). This one is nectaring at Brown Knapweed (Centaurea jacea).