|Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus|
Why celebrate moths?
- Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth.
- Scientists estimate there are 150,000 to more than 500,000 moth species.
- Their colors and patterns are either dazzling or so cryptic that they define camouflage. Shapes and sizes span the gamut from as small as a pinhead to as large as an adult’s hand.
- Most moths are nocturnal, and need to be sought at night to be seen – others fly like butterflies during the day.
|Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis) Picture Credit Jen Wetzel|
What is THAT? Cercropia Moth Caterpillar
Waiting for GOoD mOTh
Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar
Clear Wing Hummingbird Moth
White Lined Sphinx Moth
Tobacco and Tomato Hornworm Caterpillar
|Cercropia Moth Caterpillar (Carol Kagan)|
|Cercropia Moth - largest in N. America|
Better yet, go outside after dusk and look for some.
|Clearwing Hummingbird Moth|
Fun site for the hummingbird moth: Hummingbirdmoth.com
More information on moths
National Moth Week 2013
Extension Master Gardener: Almost Wordless Wednesday- National Moth Week 7/19-7/27
Thanks to Ray E. for several of the previous posts.