attracted to mothing light
This was one of the few macromoths that showed up at my blacklight on Sanibel. I photographed these on three different nights, the first image (worn moth) on Sept. 22, the second on the 23rd, and the last on the 30th. I had trouble tracking the ID down until I expanded my search on MPG to the Erebidae...a very oddly shaped Erebid and a Florida specialty.
Remains of a grass yellow. Clearer image here with wings open perhaps better for a specific identification.
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...