I gave a talk on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 about my project to learn more about moths – and especially about the moths that come to our farm in Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Here are photos of some of the people at the talk, and some of the moths and caterpillars that I showed them.
Some of the largest moths:
White Underwing – also called the Forsaken Underwing
White-lined Sphinx Moth
White-lined Sphinx Moth caterpillar
Giant Leopard Moth
Giant Leopard Moth caterpillar
Medium sized Moths:
Tufted Bird-dropping Moth
Isabella Tiger Moth
Isabella Tiger Moth caterpillar – also called a Wooly Bear caterpillar
Scarlet Lichen Moth
Scallop Shell Moth
White-marked Tussock Moth
Beautiful Wood Nymph
Virgin Tiger Moth
Golden Borer Moth
Now a few of the smallest moths…. this one doesn’t have a common name. Its latin name is Sciota vetustella.
larger view of Sciota vetustella
Another one without a common name. Polix coloradella.
November 3, 2011