Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Everytime you hear a bell, ....
"A seraph is a celestial being in both Judaism and Christianity."
... get's its wings."
I came across a very interesting moth on the adobe/stucco wall that faces first street at the Gage Hotel here in Marathon.
It was curious in its overall shape, wing fringe, body segments, and leg structure.
I just couldn't place it in a Family in which my feeble brain was familiar with.
"This species is also known from Big Bend National Park and southern Arizona (Pima and Santa Cruz counties). There is a single flight from mid-July to early August. The life history is unreported." - Powell and Opler, Moths of Western North America. 2009. pg 236.
As you may recall in the above text quoting, this species has only one flight/one brood/one life cycle a season.
Miss it this year, you will have to wait another.
I'm glad it showed itself to us.