Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dead things

Having thoroughly enjoyed the dead things series on NatureNerding, I thought I'd contribute a picture or two of my own. At first I thought this was just a fallen whorl of leaves from a houseplant in the bathroom, but a close inspection shows it to be a rather splendid moth. Any species suggestions from you nature nerds out there?


Tammi said...

I believe it's an Emerald Geometrinae. :)

curmudgeonlybumbly said...

Wow. That's incredible. Thanks random internet blogger. Your suggestion was excellent, and follow-up searching and species range-checking convinces me that it is a Common Emerald moth, Hemithea aestivaria of the family Geometridae.