Tuesday, July 25, 2017


This week is National Moth Week and is supposedly a worldwide event for the appreciation of moths.  I captured this image a while back and thought it might be a rare visitor to our area as I could not find it in my book.  I submitted it to a moth site for ID and I was close on what I thought it might be but wrong on the version.  As the second half of it's name implies, it's fairly common, Scopula Ordinata.  Ah well, still an interesting and lovely one I think.  Butterflies and moths are very similar but you can usually spot the difference by their antennae.  Butterflies have smooth, slender ones and moths will be feathery or comb like in appearance.

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