Question Mark

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Question Mark butterfly
Question Mark Butterfly, Polygonia interrogationis
Sandy Hook, New Jersey, 2009-09-26

Moth Monday Visits New Jersey

Monday, September 28th, 2009

It occurs to me that a lot of the moths I’ve posted lately have been rather, small, brown, and dull; even if from a taxonmoic view they’re quite diverse. Thus I was really happy to find these showy Ailanthus Webworm Moths on Saturday’s Brooklyn Bird Club field trip to Sandy Hook and Richard W. Dekorte Park:

Orange and white patterned moth on white flowers

Atteva punctella, Hodges#2401
Sandy Hook, New Jersey, 2009-09-26

American Copper

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Black and orange butterfly
American Copper, Lycaena phlaeas
Sandy Hook, New Jersey, 2009-09-26
1/250 s, f/11, ISO 100, Canon 100mm macro with ring flash

Sweat Bee

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Metallic green Bee on leaf

Augochlora pura
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, 2009-09-20

Moth Monday: California on my Mind

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Last weekend I saw moths everywhere I went in Staten Island and Brooklyn. This weekend I couldn’t find a single one so we return to William R. Mason Regional Park in California for Hodges#5451.2, Parapediasia torquatella:

Crambid snout moth

Moth Monday: California on my Mind

Monday, September 14th, 2009

I’ve been seeing some interesting day flying moths in the parks here in New York, especially in grassy areas. However I haven’t yet unpacked my camera gear from the move, much less taken it out in the field so it’s lucky I still have a bunch of California moths in the queue, like this beautiful Monopis crocicapitella from Mason Park:


Monopis crocicapitella, Hodges#415
William R. Mason Regional Park, Irvine, California, USA; August 26, 2009