Here’s another of my extreme macro targets from yesterday morning. This little moth, about 2/3 of an inch across and which I’ve tentatively identified as Lobocleta peralbata thanks to BugGuide, was sitting on one of the side windows of my car. The “stars” in the background are just dust on the glass that was illuminated by my flashes during the exposure. More interesting, are the elongated teardrops which I’m pretty sure are detached wing scales.
Apparently this little guy doesn’t have a common name or, if it does, I couldn’t find it. It is, instead, affectionately known as “Hodges #7100” based on the Moths of North America classification system named after entomologist Ronald W. Hodges.
For the technically inclined...
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