Saturday, September 22, 2012

Weird Insect and Fabulous Moth Twins

Check out this odd walking stick-like insect. I thought it might actually be an orthopteran, but now I think it looks more like a real phasmatodean. This was in Podocarpus National Park, Bombuscaro entrance.

Then look at these two gorgeous geometrid moths. Both were attracted to the same porch light at the same time at Copalinga Lodge near Zamora, Ecuador. The moth diversity was spectacular, and I can only imagine what it would be like with a real bug sheet, lit up with mercury vapor and UV lamps.

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