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White Slant-line

Posted on Jun 17, 2015

The White Slant-line (Tetracis cachexiata) moth seen here was blending in so well against this house. It seemed to be more attracted to the typical porch lights than the ultraviolet light that was set up, but who knows what brought it in. I can see why Roger Tory Peterson was so engaged in mothing as a child – it really is fascinating to see what shows up, and there are so many species that you can find so easily with little effort. Turn on your light for a little while one evening and see what strange sights visit.

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator