It's my birthday today.
And I'm getting my teeth done. Fun, eh?
But, here's a consolation prize, delivered a few hours back: a nice brown moth.
It fluttered like crazy at first, until I followed a hint I think I saw on Bev's blog; I put it in the fridge for an hour. Then it sat nicely for its photograph.
And I've spent half the night trying to ID it, to no avail. I've submitted it to BugGuide; they are always so helpful.
*Update: Bob Patterson at BugGuide says it is probably a Large Yellow Underwing, Noctua pronuba. If so, it's similar, but not identical, to the Yellow Underwings they already have.