Summer garden memories for Jan. 26

jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)January 26, 2014

I saw this beauty in my yard only one time. I thought it a bit odd that it was on my spruce and not near any flowers.

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Looks like a Mourning Cloak, they prefere evergreens and consume treesaps and decaying fruits.
I still have not found what the other one is, but there are just about 16 000 moths to check, might take me some time.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 2:09PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

You sure are smart!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 2:41PM
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I would say tenacious, if I would be smart, I would not look.

The Mourning Cloak I know from here and from Germany, where it also lives and is called Trauermantel which translates to Mourning Cloak.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 4:22PM
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Beautiful photo of the moth, Jim. Gave anneliese enough information to identify it.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 7:07PM
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