Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Moth Sightings

 This was an exciting day, topped off by finding this beautiful Achemon Sphinx Moth resting on the side of my house.  We played with it a little to get different poses for the camera.  On my son's finger, it spread its wings a little and revealed its bright red underwings.
 Earlier in the day, I spotted a Plume Moth on a daisy on the college campus.  When these are at rest, the wings are thorough;y folded up so the animal looks like the letter T.  In flight, the wings spread open like a fan (or plume), but it's difficult to get a photo of them in that configuration.
We topped off the day by making some ice cream with liquid oxygen.  LOX is good for something besides bagels and rocket fuel.

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