Category: Lepidopterans

Cosmosoma myrodora, 23 April 2015

Cosmosoma myrodora, the Scarlet-bodied wasp moth; Volusia county, Florida (23 April 2015). Though it may at first look a bit like a slightly-radioactive, somewhat-discotheque wasp, this is in fact a moth. More specifically, this is a Scarlet-bodied wasp moth, an entirely benign species of… Continue Reading “Cosmosoma myrodora, 23 April 2015”

Antheraea polyphemus, 15 May 2019

Antheraea polyphemus, the Polyphemus moth; Volusia county, Florida (15 May 2019). I’m a sucker for moths. The big ones, the little ones, the brown ones, and the way-the-hell-more-colorful ones. Seriously, butterflies tend to get all the attention, but moths are gangbusters of diversity and… Continue Reading “Antheraea polyphemus, 15 May 2019”

Seirarctia echo, 18 July 2016

Seirarctia echo, the Echo moth; Volusia county, Florida (18 July 2016). Each April and May throughout the Florida peninsula, we are greeted by a new cluster of Echo moths fluttering here, there, and damn near everywhere. Their numbers ease off throughout the summer months… Continue Reading “Seirarctia echo, 18 July 2016”

Eacles imperialis, 09 October 2013

Eacles imperialis, the Imperial moth; Volusia county, Florida (09 October 2013). The Imperial moth is a large, variable species rather abundant throughout the late summer and early autumn months, most notably October in Volusia County, Florida. Large, regal, and quite furry, I consider the… Continue Reading “Eacles imperialis, 09 October 2013”

Acrolophus plumifrontella, 15 July 2013

Acrolophus plumifrontella, the Eastern grass tubeworm moth; Lowndes county, Georgia (15 July 2013). When I returned to the American southeast after four years in Alaska, I found myself transfixed by the moths of southern Georgia. Though I’ve always liked them, I learned to look… Continue Reading “Acrolophus plumifrontella, 15 July 2013”