Fossil Hill (part 4)

Still on the my knees in the powerline easement.

No holes yet in the knees on my pants. Or stickers in my hand. 🙂

Then I see this guy racing across the ground. It was a keeper!

In fact, I think it is a beauty.

What a lovely face, eh!

At first, of course I did not what this critter ate. But with a little searching I was able to find it a name, Virgin Tiger Moth (Apantesis virgo). It over winters as a cat!

Lucky for it, BugGuide had some useful additional information. Caterpillars food included clover, lettuce, plantains, Chenopodium species, and other low-growing herbaceous plants. Also Vernonia, Helianthus maximiliani, Helianthus tuberosus. (MJ Hatfield). Lettuce was easy. 🙂 Yum!

Now the wait for it to pupate! Furthermore, I hope to catch it doing the mysterious pupating.

A fish can sense another’s fear, a study shows

Considered Extinct for 36 Years: Endangered Vulture Returns to Bulgaria

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


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