|Melonworm moth (Diaphania hyalinata)...Caterpillars feed on melons, cucumbers and squash plants.|
James left the back porch light on last night. I happened to be walking past from re-filling hummingbird feeders when I glanced up saw the moth above. Hmmm. Pretty! So I went into the house to get my camera and a step stool. I ended up taking photos of EVERYONE. I don't think I'll be able to identify them all, but I wanted to at least share the different kinds and patterns. If I hadn't stopped and noticed, I never would have appreciated what was right in front of my eyes. Enjoy! (Some of my images are fuzzy. Sorry! It was a challenge shooting some of these guys because they were high up.)
Chime in with IDs if you recognize any. I'll credit you!
|Likely an emerald, maybe blackerry looper?|
|Interesting body shape, eh? Then I noticed another one under the roof eave (below). Perhaps a plume moth?|
|Xanthophysa moth (Xanthophysa psychialis)|
|A weevil of some kind. One oddball in every bunch!|
|Southern pink moth|
(I've seen this species before)
LOVE this moth ID site!