MOTH LIFE
I found this guy a couple days ago and I was wondering if you know what kind he is? I’m in northern Oregon and I can’t seem to find any matches :( (though the forester moth comes close)
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Hello, thanks for your beautiful photo!
I can confidently tell you this is P. virginalis, or the Ranchman’s Tiger. 

I found this guy a couple days ago and I was wondering if you know what kind he is? I’m in northern Oregon and I can’t seem to find any matches :( (though the forester moth comes close)

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Hello, thanks for your beautiful photo!

I can confidently tell you this is P. virginalis, or the Ranchman’s Tiger. 

hauenkua:

I have a tendency to keep working/playing on my computer even after lights out. If you’re in Colorado, you know we’ve had a big Miller Moth season this year. Well, last night a Miller decided to land on my computer screen. But because it couldn’t find a foothold, it kept slowwwwwwly sliding down the screen.

But he was SO DETERMINED to perch there.

If he would slide, he’d scramble to get back up. This went on for a good twenty minutes or so. It was really amusing. Let us all be like Determined Computer Screen Moth in our ambitions!

mothmonarch:

Nut Pendant Moth - SOLD - by bittythings

Oh wow!I think this is just the cutest thing!

mothmonarch:

Nut Pendant Moth - SOLD - by bittythings

Oh wow!
I think this is just the cutest thing!

breadndbutterflies:

LOOK AT THAT BELLY! #polyphemusmoth #moth #lepidoptera

breadndbutterflies:

LOOK AT THAT BELLY! #polyphemusmoth #moth #lepidoptera

awkwardbuggirl:

Lil cutie I found on a maple tree in my back yard!I moved her to the Apple tree in hopes of finding some babies, but no luck finding any eggs.  She may have been eaten before she laid the rest of them.

awkwardbuggirl:

Lil cutie I found on a maple tree in my back yard!

I moved her to the Apple tree in hopes of finding some babies, but no luck finding any eggs. 
She may have been eaten before she laid the rest of them.

I’m not sure if I showed you guys the White-Lined Sphinx I found a while back. He was just chillin’ outside the window.

H. lineata

ceramic-wolf:

Caught this guy in my house so the cats wouldn’t eat him. Now he’s chilling I guess. Fuzzy

buggirl:

"Hi! I love your blog very much even though I am still working on my spider phobia : ) I am a fiber artist and was inspired by one of your beautiful moth pictures from Ecuardor. I hope you like it!
Thank you for all your awesome pictures and super interesting info!
Best,
Yvonne”
AHHHH!! I LOVE it!!!!   It’s so amazing!  I’m so happy one of the critters I posted inspired you.
Here is the original moth for reference.
So cool!!

buggirl:

"Hi! I love your blog very much even though I am still working on my spider phobia : ) I am a fiber artist and was inspired by one of your beautiful moth pictures from Ecuardor. I hope you like it!

Thank you for all your awesome pictures and super interesting info!

Best,

Yvonne”

AHHHH!! I LOVE it!!!!   It’s so amazing!  I’m so happy one of the critters I posted inspired you.

Here is the original moth for reference.

So cool!!

Beautiful E. phasma, or the Red-Tailed Spectre.

Photos from Bugguide.

North Carolina, USA

North Carolina, USA