Thursday, September 03, 2009

Moth Night Photos

Last night was "Moth Night" sponsored by the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. I was joined by John at A DC Birding Blog. Lots of families with kids, lots of good questions, and some pretty neat moths. Here are photos. If anyone cares to make some IDs for these, please do. I'll be checking them in the field guide over the coming days.













9 comments:

Carol said...

Sounds like a fun night. I would guess the green one is a Katydid.

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John said...

That was a lot of fun last night. Thanks for inviting me. I'll post some photos in a day or two.

Jennifer Hanson said...

Found out about this mere hours beforehand, or else I might have tried to check this out. Unfortunately I can't offer much in the way of identification, but the bottom one looks like an Explicit Arches (Lacinipolia explicata).

Jochen said...

Jennifer, don't make me flag "The Hawk Owl's Nest" for explicit content!

:-)

Jennifer Hanson said...

Jochen,

:)

Unfortunately the moth that Patrick photographed looks not much like the presumably preferable Implicit Arches (L. implicata) or the even-better Laudable Arches (L. laudabilis). Perhaps there should be some Photoshopping next time to protect this blog from accusations of Explicit (Arches) content.

Patrick Belardo said...

Thanks for the "explicit" ID on that one species. I think the first species might be Copper Underwing (at least, that's what the leader said). Also, I think the one on the bark is one of the zales. Is ZALE pronounced like HAIL or ZAL-ay. I've heard both.

dguzman said...

Cool! I did a few posts on moths back when I was in PA; I really like them! I found bugguide.net to be extremely helpful in IDing them.

deejbrown said...

Cute photos but I do not have a clue what they are named. I have enough to remember already with the birds!
Today is Due Date, no?

Buy Cialis said...

These moths looks so creepy, why did you take these photos ?