Category Archives: Moths

A Moth’s Breakfast

Moths were up at first light this morning feasting on Mountain Mint blossoms.

Also posted in insects, Macro, Summer 2012

Sipping

I went looking through some old files tonight and found this photograph of a skipper sipping the nectar of a fall aster. Liking the warmth and bright colors, I thought it was worth posting.

Also posted in Macro, Winter 2011

Silver-spotted Skipper

Skippers share characterisitics of both moths and beutterflies. Silver-spotted Skippers are found throughout most of North America. I hadn’t noticed the line of green iridescence along its side until I looked at the image on the computer.

Also posted in Butterflies, Fall 2010, Macro

Salt Marsh Moth

I found this guy hiding low to the ground on a recent dewy morning. I believe it is a Salt Marsh Moth but if I misidentified this please tell me. It was rapidly beating its wings just before it took off for its initial morning flight.

Towers Sunrise. Goldenrod. Thistle. 8.27

Also posted in Summer 2010