What a dreary world it would be if we all had winter at the same time! Except for the Indian meal moths that come with my bird feed (and they don't count), I haven't seen a moth for two weeks. It's too cold, too wet. It's not going to get any better until spring. Moth season is over for BC. And this is the final "The Moth and Me" of the year.
- Seabrooke, at The Marvelous in Nature, over in Ontario, still had moths three weeks ago, plenty of them: Late fall moths. She doesn't expect many more this year.
- Martin, at Martin's Moths, in Yorkshire, UK, is giving up mothing for the winter. But he has a cheering newspaper clipping to "sugar the pill", in Goodbye to all that.
- Mark Skevington, at Skev's B. L. O. G., UK, in the absence of fresh moths, turns to Mothing Memories The Palpita vitrealis is my favourite.
- Mark, in Views from the Bike Shed, UK has a Collection of Moths to share. Moths from years gone by.
All is not lost, however:
- From Bluedamsel Discovery, Ireland, we have Autumn Moths.
- Also in Ireland, Stuart, at Donegal Wildlife, features a moth that doesn't mind the cold, in Autumnal Moths.
- Charlie, at 10,000 Birds, not to be outdone in titling originality, posts Some Autumn moths from the UK There's no repetition in the moth selection; that's what counts.
- And from Northumberland, Stewart, the Winter Birder, comes home from a party to find Hallowe'en Moths.
- Steve, at Bedfordshire Wild; Chandos Road, Ampthill A moth trap in a small, mostly paved garden records 173 species.
- Essex Moths This blog has a revolving header photo; click and refresh to get a new and beautiful moth each time.
Across our southern border, in the US, the warm weather will hang on for a while; the mothers still hang out their sheets at night.
- Here's Ted, at Beetles In The Bush; a White-tipped Black Moth demonstrates that he's as human and blind as the rest of us.
- Marvin, at Nature in the Ozarks, gives us Io Moth (Automeris io) Life Cycle and Melonworm Moth - Diaphania hyalinata (Tasselled like a tuque. I wouldn't have believed this one without a photo!)
- John, from A DC Birding Blog sent in A Salt Marsh, a Tussock, and a Black-bordered Lemon, Salloween: A Late October Moth, and Celery Leaftier
- Laura, at Natural Notes, has a nice photo of a Clymene Moth. She's moved; to follow her blog, go to the new link for Natural Notes
- Oh, Behave! A student biologist's reports on animal behaviour. For example; Bat vs Moth. The arms race.
- Another Steve, at Blue Jay Barrens in Ohio; Buck Moth
- Emily in Texas, posting at What I learned today, has a series. Start here: Finding the caterpillars, and follow through to the end, here: They're Moths!
- Bill Murphy blogs on Fertanish Chatter. This is probably his favourite photo from this summer; "Flying Guys"
Looks like peacock feathers. Montana Six-plume moth.
- Here's Mike, straddling the equator, from Hacienda San Joaquin, Ecuador; Amazing moths in Vilcacamba
- Duncan, at Ben Cruachan, Australia, is Mothing again, and Mothing by the river.
- MaryAnn at Yarn Anomalies, in Australia, Heralds the Moths of November. And follow her link to the Bogong Moth. Love the name!
- William, at Esperance Fauna, Australia; a Bag-shelter moth
- Joan, at Photographs from South Africa has Another Lovely Moth
- Mark Jason goes Birding in the Philippines; Alien moths in Dalton Pass
- 10 Amazing Moths with Multiple Personalities, on Environmental Graffiti. Just look at that last one, from Thailand. Amazing is right!
This will be the last "The Moth and Me" for 2009. The next one, March, 2010, will be hosted by Jason, at Xenogere. Send your submissions to jason AT xenogere DOT com by March 13th. And we're looking for hosts starting April, 2010; drop Seabrooke a note if you are interested.
(Photos taken in August, at Campbell River, Vancouver Island. Thanks, Seabrooke, for the IDs.)
A great selection of posts here! Fabulous job. I'll enjoy perusing them all. Thanks so much for hosting this edition.ReplyDelete
Can't tell you what the plume moth is, they all look the same, really. The second photo is a pyraustine, probably a Bold-feathered Grass Moth. The third one is a Montana Six-plume Moth, always love their feathered look; and the last is probably a White-shouldered House-Moth.
I should add that the March edition does in fact have a host, but I still need to update the info on the webpage (which I'll do this afternoon). Posts for the March edition can be sent in by March 13 to Jason at Xenogere, jason at xenogere d0t comReplyDelete
Thanks, Seabrooke. I'll update the post with the March info.ReplyDelete
I hadn't seen one of those Montana Six-plumes before, and almost missed this one in a bunch of too-small photos of a wall far above my head. I love its "peacock" look.
Great collection of Blogs, i'm finding the American ones just as interesting and informative as my 'local' favourites.ReplyDelete
Keep up the great work and thankyou for the mention! I shall be adding some more Moths to my revolving Blogger header.
Hi Susanna. Thanks for the link and the comment. You're right (sadly) about the unoriginal title, but being a predominantly birding blog I didn't want to be so obscure (I'd toyed with 'A Merveillous Night') that no-one would have a clue what I was talking about!ReplyDelete
I'll try harder next spring...
How kind of you to mention my blog. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Our summer has just started so I am hoping to find many more this season.
I must go and check out the other sites you mentioned there.
Hey there - glad you liked the post on my blog. You are right that mothing has just about stopped for the year over here in the UK. Still a few species flying but as soon as we get a couple of frosts that will be it apart from a handful of species that are only active in the winter (like the aptly named December Moth and Winter Moth). Otherwise it's pretty quiet from now until February unless there is an unseasonally mild spell which lures out a few species that hibernate as adults. Here's to the spring!ReplyDelete
I'll be sure to come back here and browse your posts.
Thank you for mentioning my blog - what a nice surprise to find your comment this morning. I am enjoying the great variety of moths that I am discovering via all the posts you have collected here - it's such an amazing (and small) world isn't it!ReplyDelete
Great edition! Thanks for including my posts.ReplyDelete
Some excellent blogs here - so much to readReplyDelete
A nice collection W W, looking forward to the next edition, hopefully I'll be back in actio by then.ReplyDelete
I've been looking at the sites you included in your post. A lot of interesting places to visit. Thanks for including my post about the Buck Moth.ReplyDelete
Buck Moths have pretty much finished for this year, but as I write this, the temperature is 50 degrees and there are several small brown moths fluttering against the window screen.
Hi, all! Glad you stopped by. I've bookmarked your blogs, too. You'll be seeing me around.ReplyDelete
Duncan, take good care of that knee. I hope it will be back to normal soon.
A big hello to 'Wanderin' Weeta' from the uk - I've just come across your comment...thanks for the mention.ReplyDelete
Love the site.
a marvelous lineup of moth topics- I haven't entered yet myself, but hope to soon. Thanks for putting this one together :)ReplyDelete
I'll be looking for your photos in the March edition. I bookmarked your new moth blog and your other pages. Beautiful photography!
It is indead a great collection. Beautiful captures. I never knew there are so many tipes of moths. I always associated moths with something not nice, don't know why.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful... This is beyond awesome... wooow it is just stunning and I LOVE IT !!ReplyDelete