You know what activity allows you to get a really good glimpse at many of the corners of your garden, looking underneath leaves, searching for tiny insects to eat? (Not to eat myself of course, because if I were hungry for insects I'd be looking for the big ones.) Sprinkling baby mantises everywhere, that's what.

I saw all sorts of things, but some of them were strange. Like this... moth?


I say "this moth" but really there were many of them. There was another within a hand's width of this one, and I saw two or three on the dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) by the veggie garden.

It has to be a moth of some kind, but does anybody know what exactly it is? They were all just hanging there -- waiting for wings to dry after just hatching perhaps?

Maybe this isn't even their final shape, but it temporary while their wings pump with fluid.



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Mark and Gaz  – (June 11, 2014 at 7:03 AM)  

That looks fascinating! No idea what it is but have to say it fascinates what sorts of bugs and critters you will underneath leaves and leaf litter.

Teri  – (June 11, 2014 at 10:26 AM)  

Pop a photo over to MO Bot. They are good at IDing things in the yard!

tarzan  – (June 11, 2014 at 4:25 PM)  

I saw it. Regularly. Never actually thought about its ID.

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