Under a rock
On SHSU campus, beside Lee Drain Building
A small flighty moth attracted to lights. Usually rested with wings together. Occasionally rested with wings lowered but I could not get above it to photograph in that position.
I happened to turn over the right log in an upland mixed deciduous forest. The tunneling had brought it near the surface and was easy to pick up and handle without injury. Very active. The red eyes of course put me in mind of a periodical cicada, as the annual cicadas I'm familiar with here are green eyed (though I know nymphs only from exuvia). I'm not confident about which brood this might be; we're not far from the PA border. Thank you for any ID help.
A small moth attracted to light. wingspan approx 20mm
An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages. Arthropods are members of the phylum Arthropoda (from Greek ἄρθρον árthron, "joint", and πούς pous (gen. podos), i.e. "foot" or "leg", which together mean "jointed leg"), and include the insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. Arthropods are characterized by their jointed limbs and cuticles, which are mainly made of α-chitin; the cuticles of crustaceans are also biomineralized with calcium carbonate. The...