Monday, May 3, 2010

new mystery moth...

I WAS going to allow some time before I posted this, but now I must KNOW (having seen what skepticalmoth just posted), so here it is:

Better angle, blurrier shot:

Not the best photos in the world, but it was avoiding me and it was pretty small (maybe less than 2cm long?). Pretty cool little creature, though, so I'm glad I pursued the random small brown thing flitting by.

Looks like a pretty shaggy beast, but stylishly attired.

Thoughts? Theories? Wild guesses?



  1. eeek. Well, it doesn't jump right out at me, but I'm also pretty new to the Sierran moth fauna. I'll have to sleep on it and see if the sage moth gods revel an answer. The angle is also kinda ambiguous...

  2. Thought of you and your mystery moths when I saw this (totally not local):

  3. That's a beautiful moth (@snailseyeview) and def. has a similar shape and stance as Perhaps today I'll post a pic of a GORgeous white moth I spotted while running an errand on the way to Yosemite Valley... Thanks for that link!


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