Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Weird Stuff From the Garden

A Nessus Sphinx Moth (Amphion floridensis).

I found one of these clinging to a plant yesterday, and had it identified.  Today, our neighbor pointed this one out sipping goo that was leaking out a wound in her White Oak tree.  It seems to attract a variety of things including hornets, Red Admirals and Red Spotted Purples:

Oh, and the the copyright mark?  I was experimenting.  To have an image used at, it needs a copyright mark.  Now I have to figure out how to invert it, so I can put a white one on a dark photo.  If you want the picture, take it anyway.

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