This blog isn’t turning into ABQmothing! Many, many moths were strewn about the pavement outside the Milnesand community center when I returned from my Lesser Prairie-Chicken lek experience. Thanks to help from some folks at bugguide.net, I was able to put names to most of these moths (and one antlion).
Male antlion, cf. Brachynemurus sackeni
Some kind of tiger moth, possibly Grammia incorrupta
Ectypia bivittata, a tiger moth
Ponometia sp. cf. P. virginalis, a type of bird-dropping moth
Drasteria sp. cf. Drasteria mirifica
Female Indomitable Melipotis, Melipotis indomita
Forage Looper, Caenurgina erechtea
Glaucina sp. cf Glaucina interruptaria. These need dissection of genetalia or DNA analysis to identify to species.
Digrammia pervolata, a geometrid moth
Alfalfa Webworm, Loxostege cereralis
Hystrichophora vestaliana, a tortricid moth
White-lined Sphinx, Hyles lineata
Armyworm, or the White-Speck, Mythimna unipuncta
Sagebrush Girdle, Plataea trilinearia
unknown geometer moth