Moth Monday Goes Out At Night: Aglossa cacamica

Lately I’ve been wandering around my apartment complex at night seeing what’s attracted to the lights with some success. Most of the moths I find are fairly small–a centimeter or less–but this is actually a pretty large one, about 3 centimeters:

Large moth on street light
Aglossa cacamica – Hodges#5514
Irvine, CA, 2009-07-11

A lot of the insects I’m finding at night seem less well known. For instance, this moth was the first image of this species at BugGuide and the first live image for the Moth Photographers Group.


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