And then I put everything away. And went into the bathroom to mop the floor, and found a small pink and orange moth fluttering around the mirror.
I ran for the camera and chased him around the mirror, holding that heavy lens and flash over my head, hoping for a focus.
|Resting, for a brief moment.|
|Hurrying to get away from that horrible light.|
And then he scurried behind the mirror and the photo session was over.
I'll send him in to BugGuide for an ID tomorrow.
UPDATE: This just in, from BugGuide: it's an Oak skeletonizer moth, Carcina quercana. And when they gave me the ID, and I looked at BugGuide's other photos of this moth, I saw one I recognized; it's one I sent in, back in 2011. No wonder it looked familiar!
|Carcina quercana, August 2011, in Strathcona.|
(Trapped like this, it gave me plenty of time to get a photo.)