Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mesmerizing Lepidoptera

This morning this extraterrestrial showed up on the front porch and didn't seem like it was going anywhere anytime soon. In fact it's late afternoon and this exotic nomad is still hanging around.

After perusing several pdf files on butterflies and moths found in the Pacific Northwest and Western Washington we're coming up empty identifying this species. With about 160,000 total to choose from worldwide (10 times more than butterflies) we're just going to settle for pure fascination.

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