A pretty tiny moth

 

My morning started off with this pretty Mint-loving Pyrausta (Pyrausta acrionalis) moth. Only about about 8mm (5/16″).

Here are two millipedes. They crossed paths but went on their separate merry ways. The small one is in the class of  Millipedes (Diplopoda) The bigger one I got to order Flat-backed Millipedes (Polydesmida).

An example of  a House Centipede( Scutigera coleoptrata) courtesy of Judy. It was karma that she sent this to me today. As in all centipedes, they only have one pair of legs per section.   Millipedes have two pairs of legs per segment. This is a female because the last two legs are almost the length of the body. Also note they have  poisonous claws under their heads. Thanks Judy!




 Buffalo Bur (Solanum rostratum) starting to burst open.



This was interesting article I thought I would share, “How passion, luck and sweat saved some of North America‚Äôs rarest plants” .

Also if you are looking for interesting videos check these out…Native Prairies Association of Texas utube channel.

Keep looking!

2 Comments

  1. I like those Pyrausta moths. They roost on my autumn sages and are so camouflaged. They look just like fallen petals of the red and pink varieties.

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