All photos on this site are the property of John Himmelman. Unless stated otherwise, they have been taken in my yard in Killingworth, CT.
(for my children's and natural history book stuff)
June 28, 2013
This is the second Crambidae, AKA Snout Moth (because of the long labial palps), AKA Lawnmower Moth (because they fly out of the grass in advance of your lawnmower).
They do form somewhat of an elegant veneer to the blades of grass upon which they rest.
August 7, 2013
Virtually invisible on the tree
until those wings crack open.
We have butternut hickories in
our yard - plenty to eat for the