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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Some Moths

Geez, moths are so hard for me to identify I tend to treat them as random and varied artistic elements, taking advantage of the sinister evocations of their nocturnal reputations, even though all of these moths were out during the day and will never suck your blood or smother you or steal your soul.

They might eat your plants, however. The last one is so common and pesky even I know it: a cabbage looper . . . moths are often known by their caterpillar names, the names given them by the farmers who love to hate them for the damage they do to crops . . . or more properly Trichoplusia ni.

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