Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Oh, they're coming...

... we'll be here, when they ECLOSE ...

The emergence of an adult insect from a pupal case or an insect larva from an egg.

[French éclosion, from éclore, to open, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *exclaudere, to shut out : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin claudere, to shut.]

Do you remember? ...

Mexican Agapema (Agapema anona dyari)

Do you remember? ... the moths of Marathon...
... the moths within Marathon Motel and its courtyard...

Vine Sphinx (Eumorpha vitis)

Do you remember? ... the moths of Marathon Basin's "Post" Park...

Western Poplar Sphinx (Pachysphinx occidentalis)

You don't remember the moths of the greater Big Bend Region?...
You don't recall? ...

Istar Sphinx, (Lintneria ista)

That doesn't bother you? That which is in your own state? Your own county?
Your own town? Your own ... backyard?
OUR backyard?

Fine. See you next winter.

For the rest of you, we'll be here when they are here.

Black-lighting for moths. Yes.., at night.
Marathon Motel.
The State, of mind, of Far-West Texas.

*For now, check the sidebar, and the Blacklighters Welcome! page for further details. Black-lighters abroad, come on down!*


  1. Of the butterflies to be the first to appear post- apocalyptic winter coldness:

    I could have sworn I saw a Variegated Fritillary blow by me yesterday afternoon, with a heck of a tailwind it was a flash.

    Next in line is the ever(almost)-present Sleepy Orange. There may be all of one on the property, impossible to know really, but it was enjoying the minerals and salts of mud puddles created by the sprinklers out front by the wooden sign.

    80 degrees. Nice.

  2. Maybe Heidi can conjure a pair of Calleta Silkmoths for north county.
    We have a little Cenizo around.

    Or a Chinati Sheepmoth to kick off an early(hopefully) spring.

    We have mucho Rhus (Sumac) all over the property.
    It likes the Javelina Bush(Condalia) too..