General Neko's Moth-Watching Thread

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  1. Nekoban Ryo Schizoid Manchild
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    Just some small guys:

    Olive-Shaded Bird-Dropping Moth
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    Pale Gray Bird-Dropping Moth or Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth (impossible to distinguish by photos)
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    Labyrinth Moth
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    Yellow-Winged Oak Leafroller Moth
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  2. Nekoban Ryo Schizoid Manchild
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    It's been a while since I've gotten anything so flashy. Introducing... the Gold Moth! I also got a later-instar Virginia Creeper Hornworm (early instar on previous page).

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    Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar
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    The markings on these caterpillars are highly variable!

    Black-Banded Owlet
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    Black-Barred Brown
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    This one wasn't a newbie, but it looks like I neglected to add the Baltimore Snout to the list.
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    White form of the Spotted Apatelodes (dragon moth) caterpillar. Look at those cute red feet!
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    Green Cutworm Moth
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    Ragweed Flower Moth
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    Diasemiodes janassialis
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    Julia's Dicymolomia Moth
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    It's cute, but I can't help but have a small grudge against this species since they prey on bagworms.

    Better pic of a later-instar Black-Waved Flannel Moth caterpillar
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    If you see one of these, don't pet it—those hairs are laced with venom!

    Hibiscus Leaf Caterpillar Moth
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    That's a Luna, one of the giant silkmoths. Looks like it's had a rough time!
     
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    Yeah, our part of Texas is super unforgiving lately. Thought it’d be cool to show the kids, then immediately remembered a moth thread that existed here. Had to show it and ask what it was!

    I need to look over the whole thread again, it’s been quite a while and always a fun read.

    Thanks for the quick response!
     
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    A couple newbies: a Tobacco Budworm Moth (a greenie!) and a Yellow-Necked Caterpillar

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    NP! I hope you learn something! :D
     
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    Black Bit Moth showing some subtle colorful highlights and a later instar Snowberry Clearwing caterpillar/hornworm:

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    A new slug caterpillar! Spiny Oak-Slug, one of the many stinging slug caterpillars.

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    I also reorganized the main list on the first page and plan to add more caterpillars to it later. I was thinking about changing the spoilers to links to fit the entire list in one post (assuming posts don't have a link limit) and make the page load faster, though. What do you think? It might also fix the broken image problems.
     
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    Finally!

    Last week I found my first Evergreen Bagworm case of the year but, because it seemed so bare, I wondered if it might've been left over from last year. Looks like it was from this year after all—I found a male visiting it this evening! I've been wanting to get a photo of one for a while. :D

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    With its charcoal coloring and clear wings, the Evergreen Bagworm Moth almost looks more like a hairy fly than a moth. As a caterpillar, it carries with it a case—or "bag"—of silk and plant debris that it uses as camouflage. The bag may resemble a pine cone of sorts. The caterpillar eventually pupates inside this bag, but will only emerge if male. Males have a long, accordion-like abdomen used for reaching into the cases of flightless, worm-like females for mating.

    A few more recent finds: Brown Angle Shades, Brown-Hooded Owlet caterpillar, and Boxwood Leaftier Moth

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  11. Nekoban Ryo Schizoid Manchild
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    Remember that Gold Moth from post #142? Here's its caterpillar!

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    And here's a newbie: the Trumpet Vine Moth. What a silhouette!

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    I also just finished replacing the spoilered images on the first page with links. Not only does everything fit in the first post now, but it should make page-loading faster and solve the issue with broken images. (Again, you can click on my Facebook album link above the list for easier browsing.)
     
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