Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Kent's Geometer


Kent's Geometer (Selenia kentaria -- Hodges #6818)

Common Name: Kent's Thorn

One of the multitude of Geometridae moths that inhabit the central and eastern mixed hardwood forests of North America. Larva is an "inch worm" caterpillar that mimics twigs. Numerous under our porch light at the present time.

Thanks to Tony Thomas at BugGuide for the ID.



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11 comments:

Nessa said...

Bugs are so pretty (in pictures.)

lisa said...

Nice lookin' moth!

smilnsigh said...

How beautiful! And what close-ups you take!!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a great picture Marvin. I haven't seen any moths yet this year. Still pretty cool here. I did see my first bumble bee at the park this weekend. Just one though.

mon@rch said...

isn't it great thinking about about seeing moths this time of the year!!

nina said...

Enjoying all your wildflowers and insects--spring must be great down with you!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello Marvin
Again another great Macro... this picture is a cracker... this year I am going to go out with a white sheet and a strong light and see just what I can get to come down. This kind of picture just inspires me..

Tom

Lana Gramlich said...

Great photo! He looks like he's dusted with icing sugar...a tasty treat. ;)

David said...

Nice picture, the identification and info is great too. The lines of the wings help draw your eye to it's eye, which of course is the centre of the focus. Great composition.

Cheers,

David Webb: Pictures of Nature

Texas Travelers said...

Hello Neighbor. Just found your blog. I love your articles. I added your blog to my "Nature Sites" Blog roll.

I try to just admire moths and not get too interested. I'm already heavy into birds, butterflies, dragonflies, insects, spiders and wildflowers. So much to do and so little time.

I'll return later to spend more time on your site. Thanks for sharing the thoughts and great photographs.

Troy in Ft. Worth

Cathy said...

Such a handsome butterfly. I'm wondering how you got him to cooperate so nicely.

I LOVE Bug Guide. I just posted what I think is a Yellow Sac spider picture there in order to get corroboration.