<p><i>Zootermopsis angusticollis</i>, Termopsidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Winged Pacific Dampwood Termite

Zootermopsis angusticollis, Termopsidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p>Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Brown Lacewing

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p>Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Moth 1

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p>Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Fly

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p>Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Moth 2

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Apamea ophiogramma</i>, Noctuidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Double Lobed Moth

Apamea ophiogramma, Noctuidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Harmonia axyridis</i>, Coccinellidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Multicolored Asian Ladybug

Harmonia axyridis, Coccinellidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p>Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Green Lacewing

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p>Eupithecia sp., Geometridae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Moth

Eupithecia sp., Geometridae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Clemensia albata</i>, Erebidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Little White Lichen Moth

Clemensia albata, Erebidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Banasa sordida</i>, Pentatomidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Stink Bug

Banasa sordida, Pentatomidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Chytolita morbidalis</i>, Erebidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Morbid Owlet

Chytolita morbidalis, Erebidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p>Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Moth 7

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Ortholeptura valida</i>, Cerambycidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Flower Longhorn Beetle

Ortholeptura valida, Cerambycidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Phlogophora periculosa</i>, Noctuidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Brown Angle Shades Moth

Phlogophora periculosa, Noctuidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Hemithea aestivaria</i>, Geometridae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Common Emerald

Hemithea aestivaria, Geometridae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p>Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Moth 9

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Protitame virginalis</i>, Geometridae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Virgin Moth

Protitame virginalis, Geometridae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Oligocentria semirufescens</i>, Notodontidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Red-washed Prominent

Oligocentria semirufescens, Notodontidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p>Tipulidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Male Cranefly

Tipulidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Venusia cambrica</i>, Geometridae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Welsh Wave

Venusia cambrica, Geometridae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Habrosyne scripta</i>, Drepanidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Lettered Habrosyne

Habrosyne scripta, Drepanidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Malacosoma</i>, Lasiocampidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Male Tent Caterpillar Moth

Malacosoma, Lasiocampidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides</i>, Drepanidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Tufted Thyatirid Moth

Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides, Drepanidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p>Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Moth 16

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

<p><i>Herpetogramma pertextalis</i>, Crambidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 24, 2013</p>

Bold-feathered Grass Moth

Herpetogramma pertextalis, Crambidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 24, 2013

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the evening manning the moth sheet with my labmates and other interested parties from the biology department at Simon Fraser. The expedition was organized by my labmate Sean to celebrate National Moth Week. Check out his similar but better lit photos over at his blog. I, like most in my lab, am not an expert Lepidopterist so check back on this post later and I may have more informative titles and descriptions for the photos.

One of the most striking moths of the evening was this Common Emerald. We initially thought it was a Pale Beauty or something similar but as it turns out while they are both Geometrids, they aren’t even in the same subfamily. This moth is actually native to the Palaearctic and was only introduced to British Columbia in 1979. The larvae feed on a wide variety of broad-leaved trees and shrubs making it likely that this moth will spread widely in North America.

  • Sean McCann July 25, 2013, 2:14 pm

    Nice shots! Those green geometrids are tricky!

    Reply

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