(Mostly) Moths on Milkweed - June 29-30, 2013
Stan Malcolm Photos - Marlborough, Connecticut

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June 29th.  Marlborough, Hartford County, Connecticut - 10:00-10:30 PM.

29-01-IMG_0263-export-screen.jpg  Halysidota tessallaris.  Banded Tussock Moth.

 

 

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29-13-IMG_0275-export-screen.jpg  Caught by a leg, this moth was fluttering to try and get away.

 

 

29-14-IMG_0277-export-screen.jpg  The same moth, at rest.

 

 

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29-16-IMG_0252-export-screen.jpg  Condylolomia participalis.

 

 

29-17-IMG_0253-export-screen.jpg  Condylolomia participalis.

 

 

29-18-IMG_0256-export-screen.jpg  Condylolomia participalis.  This species certainly resembles the coloration of milkweed's reflexed petals.

 

 

29-19-IMG_0280-export-screen.jpg  Condylolomia participalis.

 

 

29-20-IMG_0281-export-screen.jpg  Condylolomia participalis.

 

 

29-21-IMG_0265-export-screen.jpg  Speranza pustularia

 

 

29-22-IMG_0283-export-screen.jpg  Speranza pustularia

 

 

29-23-IMG_0292-export-screen.jpg  Speranza pustularia

 

 

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June 30th.  Marlborough, Hartford County, Connecticut - 9:45-10:15 PM.
Rain earlier; not much activity.

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30-09-IMG_0306-export-screen.jpg  Condylolomia participalis.

 

 

30-10-IMG_0318-export-screen.jpg  Condylolomia participalis.

 

 

30-11-IMG_0318-export-screen-2.jpg  Condylolomia participalis.

 

 

30-12-IMG_0310-export-screen.jpg  RIP.

 

 

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30-17-IMG_0325-export-screen-2.jpg  The prey seems to be a Flea Beetle (Family Chrysomelidae, Subfamily Alticinae) based on the greatly enlarged hind femora.

 

 

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30-19-IMG_0302-export-screen.jpg  The beetle appears to be a Pleasing Fungus Beetle (Family Erotylidae).

 

 

30-20-IMG_0302-export-screen-2.jpg  Abstract?