We are currently in the middle of National Moth Week, and I am organizing a mothing event in a biological station (trying to, at least; I was supposed to leave yesterday but I had car trouble). I’ve been there several times and the moth diversity is astonishing: big/small, colorful/inconspicuous, with pointy or rounded wings, they’re all there. I’d like to show you a few specimens that you can find there; I focused on macrolepidopterans when I took pictures, because they were less skittish than microleps.
And finally, one of my personal favorites, the Dog-faced moth:
This is barely a small fraction of the astonishing moth diversity you can find there (not to mention other arthropods), and I hope to be able to photograph and collect a lot more that I have in past visits. If everything goes well and I manage to go, I’ll write a post-NMW 2013 post sometime next week after processing data and images.