Sunday, February 27, 2011

Back from the Dead

I know exactly what you are thinking. A Moth Blog post in February, are you crazy!? Well, I took the time to identify some moths from last fall, and thought I would share them with the world. Of course, a lot of these moths look similar to other moths, so these identifications could be totally wrong.
Choristoneura obsoletana
This dashing individual is Cyclophora nanaria
Aethes seriatana- A species species group including Aethes baloghi and Aethes patricia. Only by examining their genitalia can these species be told apart. I personally don't want to examine moth genitalia. 
Choristoneura rosaceana
With the 2011 moth season just around the corner, I will be adding to my arsenal in order to attract every moth I can. Unfortunately (or fortunately, however you want to think about it), I will be spending mid-May to mid-July in the Yukon Delta. Thus, mothing will have to take a break during this time.