Category: Lepidoptera

Polygrammate hebraeicum, 21 September 2020

Polygrammate hebraeicum, the Hebrew moth;Volusia county, Florida (21 September 2020).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Polygrammate hebraeicum, 21 September 2020

Polygrammate hebraeicum, the Hebrew moth; Volusia county, Florida (21 September 2020).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Polygrammate hebraeicum, 21 September 2020

Polygrammate hebraeicum, the Hebrew moth;Volusia county, Florida (21 September 2020).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Mocis latipes, 21 September 2020

Mocis latipes, the Small mocis moth; Volusia county, Florida (21 September 2020).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Megalopyge opercularis, 19 September 2020

Megalopyge opercularis, the Southern flannel moth; Flagler county, Florida (19 September 2020).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Megalopyge opercularis, 19 September 2020

Megalopyge opercularis, the Southern flannel moth;Flagler county, Florida (19 September 2020).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Callopistria floridensis, 26 May 2020

Callopistria floridensis, the Florida fern moth; Volusia county, Florida (26 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Callopistria floridensis, 26 May 2020

Callopistria floridensis, the Florida fern moth; Volusia county, Florida (26 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Zale minerea, 19 July 2020

Zale minerea, the Colorful zale moth; Volusia county, Florida (19 July 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Papilio cresphontes, 13 June 2020

Papilio cresphontes, the Eastern giant swallowtail; Volusia county, Florida (13 June 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Callopistria floridensis, 24 May 2020

Callopistria floridensis, the Florida fern moth; Volusia county, Florida (24 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.  

Callopistria floridensis, 24 May 2020

Callopistria floridensis, the Florida fern moth; Volusia county, Florida (24 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Callopistria floridensis, 24 May 2020

Callopistria floridensis, the Florida fern moth; Volusia county, Florida (24 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Xylophanes tersa, 18 July 2020

Xylophanes tersa, the Tersa sphinx; Volusia county, Florida (18 July 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Xylophanes tersa, 18 July 2020

Xylophanes tersa, the Tersa sphinx; Volusia county, Florida (18 July 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Xylophanes tersa, 18 July 2020

Xylophanes tersa, the Tersa sphinx; Volusia county, Florida (18 July 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Spodoptera dolichos, 26 May 2020

Spodoptera dolichos, the Sweet potato armyworm moth; Volusia county, Florida (26 May 2020). Top-down view with a dash of wing-spread. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Spodoptera dolichos, 26 May 2020

Spodoptera dolichos, the Sweet potato armyworm moth; Volusia county, Florida (26 May 2020). These cats are a dime a dozen, but in my view every dime is worth some attention.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Oxydia vesulia, 27 May 2020

Oxydia vesulia, the Spurge spanworm moth; Volusia county, Florida (27 May 2020). From a distance, you might overlook this as a big, shiny leaf stuck to a wall. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Oxydia vesulia, 27 May 2020

Oxydia vesulia, the Spurge spanworm moth; Volusia county, Florida (27 May 2020). A little frontal action of a Spurge spanworm moth, one of our pseudo-leaf-mimic moths (as we’ll see in the next shot). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eudryas unio, 30 April 2014

Eudryas unio, the Pearly wood nymph; Flagler county, Florida (30 April 2014). A full-body lateral view of the Pearly wood nymph.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eudryas unio, 30 April 2014

Eudryas unio, the Pearly wood nymph; Flagler county, Florida (30 April 2014). My photos were a bit washed out, but check out the feathering and contrasts on those wings! Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eudryas unio, 30 April 2014

Eudryas unio, the Pearly wood nymph; Flagler county, Florida (30 April 2014). I’d LOVE to get my lens on another one of these. To date, I believe this is only Pearly wood nymph I’ve managed to photograph. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Iridopsis defectaria, 26 April 2020

Iridopsis defectaria, the Brown-shaded gray; Volusia county, Florida (26 April 2020). Some really excellent patterning on this one.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Iridopsis defectaria, 23 May 2012

Iridopsis defectaria, the Brown-shaded gray moth; Lowndes county, Georgia (23 May 2012). Another Brown-shaded gray moth loitering about the glory of late May. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Iridopsis defectaria, 19 May 2020

Iridopsis defectaria, the Brown-shaded gray moth; Volusia county, Florida (19 May 2020). We’ve had a decent number of Iridopsis defectaria this past month or so. On our walls, our windows, and even our hammock (as seen here).  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Haploa clymene, 25 July 2014

Haploa clymene, the Clymene moth; Volusia county, Florida (25 July 2014). Photographed in our backyard foliage.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Haploa clymene, 25 July 2014

Haploa clymene, the Clymene moth; Volusia county, Florida (25 July 2014). If you don’t slow down and look around, this is one of those moths you might miss on an otherwise quiet evening.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Haploa clymene, 25 July 2014

Haploa clymene, the Clymene moth; Volusia county, Florida (25 July 2014). Tucked away and almost well hidden.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Halysidota tessellaris, 24 May 2020

Halysidota tessellaris, the Banded tussock moth; Volusia county, Florida (24 May 2020). A bit of scuff on this tussock. Moths carry their short-yet-dramatic lives impressively on their wings.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Halysidota tessellaris, 24 May 2020

Halysidota tessellaris, the Banded tussock moth; Volusia county, Florida (24 May 2020). My favorite angle for moths. Camera tilted sideways to aim parallel to the moth clinging to the glass.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Halysidota tessellaris, 24 May 2020

Halysidota tessellaris, the Banded tussock moth; Volusia county, Florida (24 May 2020). A small Banded tussock moth camps out on our back exterior windows.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Palpita quadristigmalis, 17 May 2020

Palpita quadristigmalis, the Four-spotted palpita moth; Volusia county, Florida (17 May 2020). Another view of an extremely gorgeous and tiny mothen visitor. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Palpita quadristigmalis, 17 May 2020

Palpita quadristigmalis, the Four-spotted palpita moth; Volusia county, Florida (17 May 2020). One nice thing about paying attention to moths: Every night can bring you new species! Note the glow of a blacklight in the background! Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Parapoynx diminutalis, 17 May 2020

Parapoynx diminutalis, the Small leafcutter moth; Volusia county, Florida (17 May 2020). This was an extraordinarily lovely little moth. Look at that tapering!  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Palpidia pallidor, 17 May 2020

Palpidia pallidor, the Pale palpidia; Volusia county, Florida (17 May 2020). Another easy-to-miss tiny moth species: the Pale palpidia.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Synchlora frondaria, 17 May 2020

Synchlora frondaria, the Southern emerald; Volusia county, Florida (17 May 2020). Dorsal view of an extremely tiny Southern emerald on one of our exterior windows. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Synchlora frondaria, 17 May 2020

Synchlora frondaria, the Southern emerald; Volusia county, Florida (17 May 2020). After a bit of an insect-drought on our back patio, so to speak, we’re finally starting to get some moth decent moth action on our exterior windows. Check out this Southern emerald shot from… Continue Reading “Synchlora frondaria, 17 May 2020”

Papilio glaucus, 07 May 2020

Papilio glaucus, the Eastern tiger swallowtail; Volusia county, Florida (07 May 2020). A fairly swell Eastern tiger swallowtail doing its early summer bidding. Honestly, I have much sharper photographs of swallowtails in my arsenal, but I really liked this moment.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

AKtoFL: Perhaps Arctia plantaginis in Alaska (31 May 2011)

Arctia plantaginis, the Wood tiger Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221). Learn more about Arctic plantaginis at iNaturalist.org. I’m not 100% sure with the identification, but I believe this is a… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Perhaps Arctia plantaginis in Alaska (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (31 May 2011)

Papilio canadensis, the Canadian tiger swallowtail Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0103 of 7221). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. When you think of Alaskan wildlife, you probably think about bear… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (31 May 2011)”

Actias luna, 07 September 2015

Actias luna, the Luna moth; Volusia county, Florida (07 September 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Diaphania nitidalis, 17 July 2013

Diaphania nitidalis, the Pickleworm moth; Lowndes county, Georgia (17 July 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eacles imperialis, 28 September 2016

Eacles imperialis, the Imperial moth; Volusia county, Florida (28 September 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eacles imperialis, 09 October 2013

Eacles imperialis, the Imperial moth; Volusia county, Florida (09 October 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Dasychira manto, 11 May 2014

Dasychira manto, the Manto tussock moth; Volusia county, Florida (11 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Agraulis vanillae, 14 September 2015

Agraulis vanillae, the Gulf fritillary; Brevard county, Florida (14 September 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Metria amella, 25 February 2015

Metria amella, the Live oak metria moth; Volusia county, Florida (25 February 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Dryocampa rubicunda, 09 April 2014

Dryocampa rubicunda, the Rosy maple moth; Flagler county, Florida (09 April 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Manduca quinquemaculata, 03 July 2007

Manduca quinquemaculata, the Five-spotted hawk moth; Cleveland county, Oklahoma (03 July 2007). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.