Joined: 04 Sep 2008
Location: southern New Brunswick, Canada
|Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:53 pm Post subject: Ermine Moths
|Yponomeuta spp. Small, length 10mm, moths that are very difficult to ID to species. Caterpillars live in nests.
These 2 adults cane to deck light at end of July. These moths are common in UK HERE and NA.
The 2 anterior black dots on the dorsal shot are the moth's eyes, the bend in the base of the antennae makes me think that evolution has modeled this moth such that these black eyes are visible dorsally.
Don't know if these were named as they resemble the pelage of the Ermine mammal, or vice-versa.
D2Xs AF 105mm Micro Nikkor 4T close-up lens f/32 on lens; effective f/45
student of entomology
Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.
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