Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: One Day--Near and Far

Ctenucha rubroscapus

Beach walk

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  1. That little moth has some great color!

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    1. Colette-- I hadn't seen a Red-shouldered moth in quite a while. So, I was really glad to see this one flitting about. One of my favorites!

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  2. Deserted beach?! You hanging out with Chris Christie?!!!
    That moth is spectacular and you've photographed a different kind of cte...unpronounceabl...moth, the one with Virginia in its name. I remember because I had photographed one. I think maybe your post was how I found out what kind the one I photographed was (it was before I knew about bugguide.net).
    The west coast is SO blessed with such a variety of beautiful creatures! We have one pretty one, you'll have the same plus two or three or four similar species even prettier. The only thing you don't have is Chris Christie.

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    1. CCorax-- LOL! I wish I had thought of the Chris Christie joke! That is so funny, I'm going to put it on Facebook. Thank you for that. The Ctenucua Virginica is the eastern species. This Ctenucha rubroscapus is out west. One of my first photos of it is on the Butterflies and Moths website. I did a post about it back in 2011 http://newdharmabums.blogspot.com/2011/08/wordless-wednesday-almost-famous.html

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  3. That really is a stunning picture. Laughed also at the Christie reference.

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    1. Patti-- Glad you liked the photo. I loved seeing the photoshopped Chris Christie meme all over the internet. People are so creative.

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  4. I agree with Colette, great color on that moth, and I agree with Patti, I laughed at the CC reference.

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    1. Mark-- The very first time I saw this species was here in Arcata in 2008. They are truly beautiful. Yes, CC is quite the stupid joke these days. I love laughing at him.

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  5. I love that moth! It looks like a possible relative of our English burnets!

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    1. Steve-- So glad you like this Red-shouldered moth! Me too! Such a beauty. I just googled the English Burnet. Wow! I sure would love to see one of those.

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