19 March, 2023

Spring is arriving!

The insects are coming out of hiding, and now with my new ultraviolet lightbulbs I'm getting summer numbers while it's still below 50 outside. These lightbulbs are paying off! I wonder how many insects I'll see once the cherry blossoms begin to bloom and the nights get warmer...

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26 December, 2022

Moth books

I got two new books for Christmas today.
"The Lives of Moths" by Andrei Sourakov and Rachel Warren Chadd.
"Moths, a complete guide to biology and behavior" by David C. Lees and Alberto Zilli.
If you're looking for a gift for a fellow naturalist I'd recommend these.
List of things I have learned so far from reading these (I will take a while to keep updating this)

  • The order Trichoptera (Caddisflies) is the closest related order of insects to the Lepidopterans.
  • Terminology like "Macroheterocera", which refers to Lepidopteran superfamilies that have branched off in
    evolution as of 90 MYA. (Noctuoidea, Geometroidea , Lasiocampoidea, Bombycoidea and Drepanoidea).

  • Moths have lateral ocelli.
  • The pupa of the Yellow-barred Longhorn have their antennae wrapped around their abdomen 4 times.
  • The difference in how light is seen through Apposition eyes vs Superposition eyes.
  • Moths in the Telethera genus have split compound eyes.
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11 September, 2022

30 August, 2022

Is it spider time?

I get the feeling this fall and maybe into next year will be a very successful time for arachnids. I'm posting this to see if my prediction will be true.

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24 July, 2022

I drank creek water for the first time

Earlier I walked over to Barker Creek with my Life Straw and I drank from the creek. The water was slightly below room temperature with no taste or aftertaste. I drank from where the water looked clearest which was also where it was flowing too, flowing water is better to drink. I had a bit of a stomach ache for a few minutes afterwards but I'm not sure if thats related. The water was good enough to drink, but I'd rather just walk back to my house for a sweet tea.

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08 July, 2022

Dream I had

I had a dream that I was whale spotting when I found this fishing boat that had poached a small Orca. I followed it to this hole in the wall kind of sushi restaurant, I shot him with a shotgun, and I ate his bitcoin credit card.
Don't poach endangered animals kids, Or I'll eat your cryptocurrency.

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17 June, 2022

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28 April, 2022

Ive had two moths fly away on me in a row before I could get them on camera, I feel like such an idiot. I just want to enjoy my day and now I'm mad.

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25 April, 2022

That feeling when

That feeling when you spend 30 minutes outside and film one Xanthorhoe Defensaria, two Garlic snails,
2 European Earwigs, one Brown Lacewing fly and one Clay colored weevil. Then your phone dies and you loose the video.
I went to bed at 2AM, woke up at 8AM, I vacuumed the car, walked several dogs, pulled rotting pine needles out of my gutter, put moss killer on my roof, and hand cleaned 4 floor mats, and didnt eat dinner until 10PM and this is the ending to my day I get?

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18 April, 2022

Today has definitely been my best day for finding Leps

Plus I saw some beautiful butterflies :)

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