Saturday, July 21st - Evening at Gage Gardens
The evening blacklighting was well attended by people and bugs alike. It was a new experience for many of the folks in attendance, including Ingrid, from Midland. She wasn't always sure where to look, though.
Ingrid's enthusiasm aside, this was a great opportunity to share the great diversity of nocturnal insect life - everything from Ashy Gray Lady Beetles to green lacewings were in attendance!
Here's a slideshow of the gems that turned up at the lights; it was a fairly quiet night, too!
Cameron Carver, President of the Llano Estacado Audubon Society even modeled Manduca quinquemaculata, the Five-spotted Hawkmoth. They eat plants of the nightshade family, but out here it's silverleaf nightshade, not your tomatoes.