My adventures as an environmental consultant in the wilds of New Jersey. I'm sure some non-nature stories will sneak their way in as well.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
At my condo, they have lights in the porch area that remain on throughout the night, every night. So I often find interesting moths hanging out during the day, when the lights go out. Today I found these two pretty moths. It's a real pain to try to key them out on the various ID websites, but I took a shot. I think the top one is called a Crocus geometer (Xanthotype sospeta). Poor thing with that horrible name. I got sick and tired of browsing through the tens of pages of moths so I ended googling yellow moth and someone had IDed before.
The bottom one I think is called a Harnessed moth (Apantesis phalerata). I'm not 100% sure of that ID. That one didn't seem so happy as it sat stoically on the carpet. I moved it to the railing because I was sure someone would step on it.What I have learned from this, is that I really do need a macro lens on my dslr since these better shots came from my point and shoot.