2015 July 14
Annie Pang notes that the new Gorge Tillicum Community Gardens are attracting goodly numbers of Woodland Skippers.
Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides (Lep.: Hesperiidae) Annie Pang
Jake Burton found an interesting-looking bug at Fort Rodd Hill. I think it is the first treehopper to appear on this site. Some authors would put this and similar insects in an order “Homoptera”, but I’m going to stick it in with all the bugs in Hemiptera.
Jeremy Tatum writes: Peas usually come in a tin from the grocery store. But during the summer you can go shopping at the local farms and get fresh peas in the pod, which are absolutely delicious. And if you are really lucky you might find a “worm” or two in the pods. It is not a “worm”, of course, but the caterpillar of the Pea Moth. I was lucky to find one in some peas that I bought, and the resulting moth that emerged today is shown below. Those beautiful marks along the leading edge of the wings are what I think Eric would call costal strigulae.
Pea Moth Cydia nigricana (Lep.: Tortricidae) Jeremy Tatum
Val George writes: Here is a photo of a Mylitta Crescent from the Tuesday birding group walk near Mill Bay, July 14.
Male Mylitta Crescent Phyciodes mylitta (Lep.: Nymphalidae) Val George