Part journal, part ID guide, and part sketchbook.
Mostly mushrooms, some birds, a few moths, and plenty of other natural history topics.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A distinctive family of moths (Pterophoridae) that fold up their wings and hold them perpendicular to their body when at rest. The wings are actually more elaborate than they appear; the forewings are deeply divided into two lobes, while the hind wings are typically divided into three lobes.
There are about 150 species in North America. Easy to recognize as a family, but identification to species is very challenging.
In general, information about these moths is lacking. But this seems to be a good time of year to look for them, all three of these pictures were taken today. I had my eye out for moth photography opportunities, but I wasn't looking for Plume Moths in particular.