Last month, little brown moths were coming in my window to die
identified them as Bruce Spanworm moths
. They are the last of the year's moths, still flying in November.
For the last few days, one has been hanging around by the front door. Every time I passed by, it was there, but in a different spot; it's still awake, even at the tail end of December. I eventually brought it inside.
|Yes, it's the same as the last one.|
|I was intrigued by the antennae; each segment has two tiny prongs pointing downward.|
|Side view, showing body rings.|
The moth was very active; he kept wandering around, heading for the exits, as I tried to get a decent photo. (Only male Spanworm moths fly; the females are crawlers.) So why, when I called it quits, did he decide he liked my light box and wasn't going to leave, after all? I wanted to fold up the box and put it away, but the moth ignored my shooing motions. I set the box aside to put away when "Spanny" left.
|Two hours later, he's still wandering around under the light.|
I'm going to bed. Sorry, Spanny, I'm turning off your sunlamp. Goodnight!
Thanks for the post! I think you helped me identify a moth that was hanging around our front porch a couple of weeks ago.ReplyDelete
I've seen ones similar in my house but next time I'll look for more closely :O)ReplyDelete
I think he was cold maybe? Then he found heaven under your lamp! I don't blame him for not wanting to leave!ReplyDelete