May Micromoths

2013 March 13

And now it’s time to wrap up the moths that came to the light on May 26, 2012, with a last few micromoths with varying degrees of identifiability. First up is this one:

I actually had pictures of this species or one of its relatives once before: it looks like a moth in the genus Hydriomena. I wasn’t quite able to identify it more than this last time, and can’t really narrow it down further now, either. The picture came out sharper this time, though.

The next one looks like a relative of the Lucerne moths that are so common around here, but the banding is too pale and the spikes on the legs don’t look pronounced enough.

To give an idea of how small this moth was, in this next picture you can see part of another, much larger moth (one of the White-Dotted Prominents posted some time ago) that was nearby:

The white-dotted prominent looks like a monster in comparison, but it is actually only a moderate-sized moth that is about three-quarters of an inch long.

And the last one is this little moth that was only about a quarter inch long (but that I am nevertheless going to blow up to a large size):

I think this might be one of the smaller pyralids or a leaf-miner. At any rate, it has big eyes for its size, that take up most of its head.

And that’s pretty much that for the May 26 moths! Next time we can go on to something else other than moths! I’m thinking, “woodlice”.

3 Responses
  1. Sara permalink
    March 13, 2013

    Oh, please do woodlice! I have at least four types here and no names for any of them (other than skinny, light-edged, pillbug, etc).

  2. March 13, 2013

    OK! I have woodlice queued up for Saturday.

  3. November 5, 2013

    superb post you have here, thank you for making it available!

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