Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Moth Identification

Four May Moths
(Photo:  Marvin Smith on 5/30/09)


Can you find the moth that's a different species?

Three Juniper-twig Geometers (Patalene olyzonaria)

One Brown Scoopwing Moth (Calledapteryx dryopterata)

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7 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It must be much warmer where you live Marvin. I can't get over seeing these moths already. Happy Spring.

Lana Gramlich said...

It actually took me a few seconds, but I got it! Cool post & image.

Marvin said...

We've had a few moths on a couple of warmer evenings in 2010, but this image and several I've posted recently are from last year.

Nook Naturalists said...

Yes. But very cool test!

Geometer. So this is what inchworms look like when they grow up? Great photo, Marvin.

Marvin said...

This is what one of the many inch worms looks like as an adult. This one.

Andrée said...

**patting myself on back**
GOT IT!
I'm pretty familiar with geometers, only because they are so easy! Have a brown line on the wings? Probably geometer. And I've never seen the other. Thank you for not discouraging me with moth IDs!! I look forward to more of these quizzes!

danceswithmoths said...

how cool to get 4 in 1! love the brown scalloped moth, I've never seen one of those yet.