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Posts Tagged: Noctuid

Like a Moth to...the Front Porch Light

Well, hello, there! A late-winter noctuid, Feralia februalis, on a screen door below a porch light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Like a moth to a flame... Except this moth headed not for a flame, but to a porch light. Our porch light. And what a find. It was a sea-green mottled moth that looked a lot like lichen.  Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and...

Well, hello, there! A late-winter noctuid, Feralia februalis, on a screen door below a porch light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Well, hello, there! A late-winter noctuid, Feralia februalis, on a screen door below a porch light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Well, hello, there! A late-winter noctuid, Feralia februalis, on a screen door below a porch light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of the Feralia februalis, a late-winter noctuid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of the Feralia februalis, a late-winter noctuid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of the Feralia februalis, a late-winter noctuid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 4:19 PM

As the Worm Turns

Buddies? A honey bee edges toward a Noctuid caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There it was. A green caterpillar, aka larva, aka worm, occupied a blanket flower (Gaillardia) last Friday morning in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre pollinator garden on Bee Biology Road at the University of California,...

Buddies? A honey bee edges toward a Noctuid caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Buddies? A honey bee edges toward a Noctuid caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Buddies? A honey bee edges toward a Noctuid caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If two is company, is three a crowd? Painted Lady, honey bee and Noctuid caterpillar on blanket flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If two is company, is three a crowd? Painted Lady, honey bee and Noctuid caterpillar on blanket flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If two is company, is three a crowd? Painted Lady, honey bee and Noctuid caterpillar on blanket flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Getting the Red Out

Larvae of an owlet moth turned bright red by the parasitic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. (Photo by Teresa Willis)

What's that?When award-winning photographer Teresa Willis of Vacaville encountered a red caterpillar on a dirt road at about 6000 feet in a canyon north of Paradise Valley, Nev., she did what photographers do--she captured an image of it.And posted it on...

Larvae of an owlet moth turned bright red by the parasitic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. (Photo by Teresa Willis)
Larvae of an owlet moth turned bright red by the parasitic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. (Photo by Teresa Willis)

Larvae of an owlet moth turned bright red by the parasitic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. (Photo by Teresa Willis)

Red caterpillar on the move--but it probably won't be eaten by birds. (Photo by Teresa Willis)
Red caterpillar on the move--but it probably won't be eaten by birds. (Photo by Teresa Willis)

Red caterpillar on the move--but it probably won't be eaten by birds. (Photo by Teresa Willis)

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 7:47 PM
 
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