Saturday, November 20, 2010

Moths and Butterflies

Fall Webworm (caterpillar)
You've seen the fall webworm 'nests' in many of the trees in the riparian area above the dam (and elsewhere). On 11/17/10 we saw several of  these little guys out on a limb. Not more than an inch long, heading out to pupate, they will turn into - you guessed it - fall webworms (moths). Take a look here for a photo.

Funeral Duskywing
Saw several of these on 11/17/10 as well. This is (already) a butterfly, though, not a moth. What's the difference, you ask? I say: "To the internet!" More info than you need to become an expert. Thanks again to Ned Harris for the expert photos.

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