[moth-rah] why I prefer moths from Steve Johnson

Stanley A. Gorodenski stan_gorodenski at asualumni.org
Wed Nov 12 11:37:33 EST 2003

I had a similar problem once. I think it was a cricket or crickets that 
did it. They are really vicious animals, at least in Arizona. Now I put 
my boards either in the oven or in a plastic bag.

Dr. James Adams wrote:

>this far north.  The only drawback was that when I went to take the 
>specimen off the boards . . . AAAHH, something had *eaten* most of it. It 
>was the only moth on the board that was touched (isn't this one of the 
>axiom's of Murphy's Law?). I don't think it was a mouse -- there are no 
>other indications that it was something that large and I believe it would 
>have eaten a number of other things on the board. My guess is something 
>like a house centipede (Scutigiera sp.). There was a head and just enough 
>thorax left to glue back to the pin and give me something to glue the wings 
>to. Yeah, all four wings came through in reasonably decent shape. Oh well, 
>at least I still have an *identifiable* specimen -- as I mentioned above, 
>it is my only one from Georgia.


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