Gnophaela vermiculata is also known as the Police Car Moth or Green Lattice Moth. They are found in Rocky Mountain areas and the western United States, also in southwestern Canada. Adults have a wingspan of 2.1 inches (5.3cm). These moths are day flyers. Their host plants are of the forget-me-not family of flowers. They feed on… Read More POLICE CAR MOTH
March 14th is a day to celebrate butterflies. Some basic information about them is they are of the order Lepidoptera, which includes the insects: butterflies, skippers, and moths. All three of these types have six legs, two antennae, and four wings. They are insects with scales over their bodies and wings. They all have four… Read More 2021 LEARN ABOUT BUTTERFLIES DAY
The Taxiles Skipper is a species of grass skipper found in North and Central America in valleys, grassy fields, and forest openings. Weedy grasses are the host plants. Caterpillars are light brown, striped brown lengthwise along back and sides, and dotted with brown, as well. This one is from my archives, from a walk on… Read More TAXILES SKIPPER
Here is a Common Checkered Skipper that I saw last year. One of the most common skippers, they can be found along roadsides, agricultural fields, and in desert washes throughout most of North America in various regions and elevations. The host plants are mallows, mostly Globemallows.