Thursday, June 3, 2010

Moths and more!

Yesterday I bought a cheap white twin bed sheet, a clamp light base and a black light bulb for less than $20. Last night I set it up out on the carport and porch to see what kind 0f critters I could catch. The black light is almost like a "drug" for many insects, they can't resist it! Attracting them is the easy part, photographing them and then identifying them is the hard part. Some of the moths are very pretty, others a bit nondescript. The long-horn beetles came out in droves last night! Here are a few of the insects I photographed:

The variety of shapes, sizes, patterns and colors of moths is so fantastic! Take time to look more closely at the insects that land on your windows at night, they may amaze you!

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