Backyard Mothing - Summer 2014
Stan Malcolm Photos - Marlborough, Connecticut

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August 11th.  Marlborough, Hartford County, Connecticut

Banded Tussock Moth (Halysidota tessellaris).

 

 

I think this is an Oldwife Underwing (Catocala paleogama).

 

 

I think this is an Oldwife Underwing (Catocala paleogama).

 

 

I think this is an Oldwife Underwing (Catocala paleogama).

 

 

Little-lined (or Steely) Underwing (Catocala lineella).  Hind wings are mostly yellow-orange with a broad black border.  In life, forewings appear somewhat darker than in my photos.

 

 

Little-lined (or Steely) Underwing (Catocala lineella).

 

 

Little-lined (or Steely) Underwing (Catocala lineella).

 

 

A Unicorn Prominent (Schizura unicornis), a bit rubbed with age.  For caterpillars and a fresh adult, see: http://www.performance-vision.com/UnicornProminent/

 

 

Unicorn Prominent (Schizura unicornis).

 

 

Wavy-lined Heterocampa (Heterocampa biundata).

 

 

Wavy-lined Heterocampa (Heterocampa biundata).

 

 

I think this is also a Wavy-lined Heterocampa (Heterocampa biundata).

 

 

An unidentified Prominent, left, and a White-Dotted Prominent (Nadata gibbosa).

 

 

White-Dotted Prominent (Nadata gibbosa).

 

 

I think this is a Yellow-based Tussock Moth (Dasychira basiflava).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possibly a Bold-feathered Grass Moth (Herpetogramma pertextalis) or related species.

 

 

Possibly a Bold-feathered Grass Moth (Herpetogramma pertextalis) or related species.

 

 

Dark-spotted Palthis (Palthis angularis).

 

 

Dark-spotted Palthis (Palthis angularis).

 

 

Dark-spotted Palthis (Palthis angularis).

 

 

Mottled Snout (Hypena palparia).

 

 

Mottled Snout (Hypena palparia).

 

 

Baltimore Snout (Hypena baltimoralis), female.

 

 

Harlequin Webworm (Diathrausta harlequinalis).

 

 

Grape Leafroller (Desmia funeralis).

 

 

 

 

 

Possibly a male Oak Besma (Besma quercivoaria).

 

 

Possibly a male Oak Besma (Besma quercivoaria).

 

 

Large Maple Spanworm (Prochoerodes lineola).

 

 

Lower moth I think may be an Angle (Macaria sp.).

 

 

Possibly a Three-lined Leafroller (Pandemis limitata).

 

 

Maple Looper Moth (Parallelia bistriaris).

 

 

Maple Looper Moth (Parallelia bistriaris).

 

 

 

 

 

Ambiguous Moth (Lascoria ambigualis).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Angle Shades (Euplexia benesimilis).

 

 

 

 

 

Flame-shouldered Dart (Ochropleura implecta).

 

 

 

A Caddis Fly (Order Trichoiptera).

 

 

A Ground Beetle (Family Carabidae) on the dead dogwood tree supporting the clothesline and mothing sheet.

 

 

Katydid (Family Tettigoniidae).

 

 

Katydid (Family Tettigoniidae).  Note the oval "ears" on the front tibiae.

 

 

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