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pretty micro

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In the Lepidopterists's world anything that isn't a butterfly is a moth; anything that isn't a macromoth is a micro.
Micros are made for macro photography!
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Post by BugEZ »

Thanks for posting!

I presume the coloration is camouflage?

This is quite ornate. Much more so than the small moths that fly up from my lawn in late summer when I mow. Often a flycatcher perches in the trees and swoops down and picks them off. An adaptation to suburbia.

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Post by NikonUser »

Thanks Keith
Those small grass moths are Crambids, maybe not ornate but have 'mean' faces with long noses and many with beautiful wings with pure gold and pure silver scaling:
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.e ... h&state=IL
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Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
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The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

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Post by BugEZ »

Interesting. I will do some sweep netting above the lawn this afternoon and look more closely. Cooler weather and rain arrive this evening.


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Post by MarkSturtevant »

Very nice. It looks like a 'punk' moth.
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Post by ChrisR »

Those two fit together on A4 very nicely and will soon be on the classroom wall :)
Is this one of the "hard to identify without dissection" micros?
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difficult ?

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Yes.
This is one of the several Acleris spp. here in the NE NA.
It is a female Acleris busckana, dissection on BG:

https://bugguide.net/node/view/1740887
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student of entomology
Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

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