winter moths

Dr. James Adams jadams at
Fri Jan 11 14:59:00 EST 2002


         Something non-controversial!!

         We had a nice warm day yesterday in NW Georgia, so I turned the 
big lights on on the back porch last night.  Saw the first Feralia major of 
the season on the back porch this morning, as well as two more at a gas 
station on the way to work.  For those of you who don't care about 
moths,  you need to check this one out on my website at:

Its a beauty!!  Lovely green, very striking.  I also found a couple of 
LIthophane viridipallens, a subtely beautiful grey moth with pink undersides:

And the second specimen this year of the uncommon geometrid Paleacrita 
merricata (okay, so this one isn't very striking):

Believe me, if you were out to find butterflies in this part of the country 
this time of year, you'd be out of luck.  One reason why I like moths so 
much is that the season never ends, even in the winter!

James K. Adams
Phone: (706)272-4427
FAX:  (706)272-2235
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