Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Flying insects galore
1) The mysterious bug I saw in the yard a couple of years ago was an ailanthus webworm moth, Atteva punctella.
2) Saw a moth today that may have been a nessus sphinx, Amphion floridensis, at North Park. It was whirring like a hummingbird and drinking nectar from milkweed. Might go back with the camera to find it again.
3) Have seen red admirals and comma butterflies in the yard lately. Also monarchs are investigating my milkweed. Are eggs imminent?