Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Staghorn Cholla Moth

Staghorn-who-what? Euscirrhopterus cosyra; the Staghorn Cholla Moth.

These little spatters of "monsoon season" sprinkles that started a week ago have kicked a few bugs up; a lot of new stuff for us, a lot of diversity and pretty decent numbers considering the slllooooow spring. Now our yard has been graced with the presence of a cacti-muncher. Very exciting!

Click here to see the bugguide.net page for them.

Click here to see them on Noctuidae of North America - and their rather novel distribution map!

No comments:

Post a Comment