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Old 07-03-2018, 02:51 PM   #21
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Am waiting for an ID of this little white moth, spotted on the edge of a remnant prairie on the edge of the Oak Openings region. (Of course, I could not maneuver the camera to get a view of its upper wings, but they did not seem to have a gold edge.) It may be an endangered Unexpected cycnia (Cycnia inopinatus), which has a breeding population in this area and feeds on milkweed. (And apologies for posting a moth in our butterfly thread.)
Looking to Id yours...could it possibly be a white flannel Moth? They have the orange bristles on the antennae The Cycnia inopinatus (as far as I can see) do not have those bristles.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:54 PM   #22
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I'm guessing one of the tiger moths. They resemble milkweed tigers.
Looking for an Id for another I ran into what I believe I Just spread all over. Baby fall weborms!
Oh great... NOT good! I thought those lil hairy little babes looked familiar!
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:58 PM   #23
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Early on they mimic bird droppings or a growth of lichen but as they grow bigger they start to mimic a snake. Becasue they spend all their time during the day curled up in a leaf, head on is pretty much how most birds are going to view them.
I always knew they looked like the bird droppings but never in my life saw one head on like the shot you took looking exactly.... like a snake!
What a GREAT SHOT! I absolutely LOVE IT!
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:36 PM   #24
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My white moth has been identified as Speranza pustularia, the lesser maple spanworm.
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:37 AM   #25
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Should form a chrysalis any day now.
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Should form a chrysalis any day now.
Nice photos! I love those creatures: beautiful in all of their stages.
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