General Neko's Moth-Watching Thread

Nekoban Ryo

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Finally found one of my most-wanted slug cats: the Stinging Rose Caterpillar!

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Eastern Panthea Moth
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Possibly the Splendid Dagger Moth's caterpillar
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Nekoban Ryo

Alex
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And today I found my MOST-wanted slug: the Spun Glass Caterpillar :O

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While we don't have Jewel Caterpillars—what Snom was based on—in my part of the world, this one sure looks icy!
 

Nekoban Ryo

Alex
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Straight-Lined Plagodis
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White Edge Moth
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Large Paectes
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Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth
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Yellow-Shouldered Slug Caterpillar
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Two more color forms of the Spiny Oak-Slug
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Nekoban Ryo

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This guy looks pretty cool with those blue highlights!

Dinumma deponens (darker form), a species introduced from Asia
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Also, I was starting to think that sphinx caterpillars were going to evade me all year, but I finally found one!

Blinded Sphinx caterpillar
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Still hoping to find a Dunsparce Tersa Sphinx caterpillar!
 
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Nekoban Ryo

Alex
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I doubt I'll be getting much more this year, but here's a newbie from a couple nights ago: Pavlovski's Monopis Moth

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A member of the clothes moth family introduced from Asia. Its caterpillars feed on fur and feathers.
 
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Nekoban Ryo

Alex
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What the what!?

I found this last April but, assuming it was another one of those little azure butterflies I'm never able to catch with open wings, never bothered uploading it. I'm just now realizing that it's a moth—a Bluish Spring Moth!

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Nekoban Ryo

Alex
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Got my first new moth of the year last night: a Snowy-Shouldered Acleris!

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EDIT: Second newbie: a Reddish Speckled Dart

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Nekoban Ryo

Alex
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Couldn't capture the colors as well as other photos I've seen of it, but I've been wanting this one!

Dogwood Thyatirid Moth

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Nekoban Ryo

Alex
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Got this neat little guy/gal last night: the Iron-Lined Olethreutes. Shame it wasn't the related The Astronomer because that common name is so cool!

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More recent moths:

Robinson's Pelochrista Moth
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Black Wedge-Spot
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I really wish I'd shot this at an angle that captured the pinkish hues I've seen in others' photos.

Lesser Black-Letter Dart
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Newman's Mathildana Moth
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Stilbosis tesquella, a cosmet moth
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Cloaked Marvel (common form)
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Rarer form has larger white patches, covering much of the forewings.

Tawny Virbia Moth
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White-Lined Snout
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Nekoban Ryo

Alex
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Got this cute Goldcap Moss-Eater Moth night before last. It's so tiny! And that purple and gold sheen...!

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This species usually doesn't come to lights, but I'm glad this one did because I doubt I would've spotted it out in the wild.

Also got an American Bird's Wing:

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Nekoban Ryo

Alex
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Found my first scoopwing moth a couple days ago, but my flash spooked it before I could get a pic. I was so disappointed! Another newbie showed up last night though, a Salt Marsh Moth, and I barely managed to snap a decent shot before it disappeared.

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Nekoban Ryo

Alex
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First time logging in for a while. Here are some more moths from earlier this year!

Red-Bordered Wave
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White-Patched Kearfottia, a tiny bagworm moth
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Oblique Heterocampa
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Pondside Crambid Moth
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Pied Scardia
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Yellow Spragueia Moth
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Waved Sphinx
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Azalea Sphinx
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Lynx Flower Moth
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Catalpa Sphinx
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And some caterpillars!

Dimorphic Macalla caterpillar
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Hickory Horned Devil (first instar)
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Nason's Slug Caterpillar
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Got my first caterpillar sting from this one!

Tobacco Hornworm
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