Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!

7 Comments

  1. That reminds me… I should add some more photos into your pool.

    That’s a gorgeous shot of a beautiful moth.

  2. Very nice, almost looks hand painted.

  3. That is an amazing photo. What a beautiful creature!

  4. it’s also a biocontrol agent for nasty ragwort so a helpful beastie to boot
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnabar_moth
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senecio

  5. Yes if only all biocontrol agents were as attractive, larva and adult. Of course, tansy ragwort is pleasant too, at least when it isn’t covering the landscape.

    Alas, Arctiidae must be gracefully remembered as a thing of our youth. The subfamily remains, but now in the Erebidae (at least last year when I had to correct myself).

  6. I know! I think I’m going to have to take another taxonomy class just so I can learn all the new names. Sigh.

  7. You might like my latest post on phorid flies and digger bees. Not so pretty though. http://therousedbear.wordpress.com/

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