Anniversary Moth

Today Tiffany and I went to IHOP for breakfast. (More on that later tonight.) When we got back we found a little beige moth resting on our front door. Okay, it wasn’t resting on the front door but on the beige weather striping between the door and the jam. It was a really cool to see the moth resting where it was most hidden. I went in the house and got my digital camera to take its picture.

Unknown Moth

As you can see in the picture the moth has yellow and blue-green stripes on its back. I’ve tried to identify it, but I have no idea. (There is a reason why I’m a theoretician.)

I ended up disturbing the moth while taking its picture, and it jumped from its spot and landed on my shirt. I had not gotten the picture I wanted so I had to put it back on the door. When I did, it walked frantically from the black door to the white jam looking for a spot to rest and eventually settled back where it was originally: on the beige weather stripping near the top of the door.

Before any of you can complain about staged pictures, I got about twenty shots of it before I disturbed it.

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Posted by John Wilkins on August 3, 2005 9:21 PM

Rubbish! You glued it to the door. Everyone knows blue-grean moths rest on window frames…

Posted by mark duigon on August 7, 2005 6:24 PM

Banded Tussock Moth.

See http://facweb.furman.edu/~snyderjohn/leplist/geo… for more photos.

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