Sunday, November 08, 2009

Geometridae

This is the third geometer moth species I have photographed. They are difficult to identify because there are over 1,400 species in North America alone and over 35,000 species worldwide. You can tell a geometer moth with the geometric stripes across the wings. This moth was flitting about the woods when we hiked behind the dump in town. It was well camouflaged and was moving so much that it was hard to photograph. For more information on geometer moths, see bugguide.net.

Unidentified geometer from the John Hay Ecology Hike at the Fells

Curve-toothed Geometer Moth (Eutrapela clemataria)
The only geometer I have been able to identify.
Taken in Barton, Vermont


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