Tag Archives: moth


Stormy Arches

Stormy Arches. What a cool common name for this monotone but complexly patterned moth, Polia nimbosa (Guenée, 1852) from the Noctuidae family.   All photos are of one live specimen caught in the home garden light trap […]

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Sphingid Caterpillars

Sphingid species (Lepidoptera, Family Sphingidae) are commonly known as ‘horntails’ or ‘hornworms’, for reasons that are fairly obvious. Last July, I came across three distinctive horntail caterpillars while on photo-walks. I found that ID is not […]

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Plagodis phlogosaria, Family Geometridae

Plagodis phlogosaria is disassembled at Wikipedia thusly: “The binomial name refers to the Greek phlogos (meaning “flame”), phlogistos (meaning “to burn” or “inflame”) or phlogosis (meaning “inflammation”)”. So, with all that going for it, one […]

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On the trail of Pero morrisonaria (H. Edwards 1881)

I was going through my images from 2015, looking to dispose of as much excess as possible in order to make space on my hard drive when I came across a few moth images that […]

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September in the Cavell Meadows

The winding Edith Cavell road leads up to Mt. Edith Cavell and the Angel Glacier. The trail-head leading away from the parking lot allows fairly easy access to alpine meadows, making it one of the […]

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Moth Night

On the 26 July this year I participated in a National Moth Week event at the Devonian Botanic Garden just a short drive west of Edmonton… It was a magical event, with participants of all […]

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An Elegant Moth

I attended my first National Moth Week gathering last Friday at the Devonian Botanical Gardens, Alberta. I’ll show some video of the event later, but I wanted to first share these images of the Black-rimmed Prominent […]

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Cutworm with Parasitoids – Intro.

During a macro workshop I presented at the the Crop Diversification Centre South in mid-May, I was given a cutworm specimen by Shelley Barkley and Scott Meers. This was not an ‘ordinary’ cutworm – the 20 mm portly-type that […]

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