I’ve been seeing this little brown smudge on the side of my house when I’ve gone out to check my blacklight recently. I thought it was just some crud on my siding, maybe a stain. I caught it out of the corner of my eye tonight and noticed it was a completely different color – AND it was moving! Had to stand on my toes, reach my camera up as far as I could, and hope for the best with the focus since this lens doesn’t autofocus. This is what I captured:
Turns out that the little “stain” was actually a cluster of moth eggs! Lots of little caterpillars are running about on my wall tonight.
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Any idea what kind of moths?
Nope! They’re TINY, so I suspect they’ll need to get a little bigger before I’ll have any hope of identifying them. I tend to get grass-loving moths in my yard though, so perhaps one of them? Lots of lovely grass in my very suburban neighborhood – and not a whole lot else…
I love the possibilities in larvae.
Never sure whether to say Eeeuw or Wow when I see something like this.
It’s always cool when something that just looks like a smudge, or a stain, or dirt, turns out to be a bug. Well, except when it’s an arachnid and it’s on the ceiling right over your bed …