Tag Archives: Insects

CCBA at Brandywine Food & Wine Festival

During the heat of the afternoon, I got a chance to listen to a demonstration done by the nice folks over at the Chester County Beekeepers Association (CCBA).

It was a very informative talk about the life cycle of bees and some of the challenges of raising them.

- Andrew
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Cool Moth!

Madison and I Were on the deck checking out the garden, and as I passed our dessicated cactus, I noticed something interesting, and said “Cool!”

“What?” said Madison, as she moved to my side, looking where I was staring. Then she jumped behind me once she realized what she was looking at!

After a brief moment, she moved forward and said “That’s cool!”

Male Lettered Sphinx Moth (Deidamia inscriptum)? 01
Male Lettered Sphinx Moth (Deidamia inscriptum)? 01
Male Lettered Sphinx Moth (Deidamia inscriptum)? 02
Male Lettered Sphinx Moth (Deidamia inscriptum)? 02
Male Lettered Sphinx Moth (Deidamia inscriptum)? 03
Male Lettered Sphinx Moth (Deidamia inscriptum)? 03
Male Lettered Sphinx Moth (Deidamia inscriptum)? 04
Male Lettered Sphinx Moth (Deidamia inscriptum)? 04

The two of us spent a few more seconds looking at the moth before I went and got my camera.

If you have any idea what type of moth this is, please let me know!

It has been suggested that this is a pug moth, but with a quick look, one can see that there are hundreds of pug moths.

Many thanks in advance,

- Andrew
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Update

140516 15:36 – After joining BugGuide,net, I posted one of the pictures above, and within 15 mins, I was able to identify this critter as a Male Lettered Sphinx Moth (Deidamia inscriptum).

What do you think?

Photo Contest – Insects [POSTPONED]

With the various feed backs that I have been getting, the Insect Photo Contest will be POSTPONED until a later date, most likely, the end of summer.

Photos that have already been submitted will have the option to re-submit or new images.

All entries should be taken within Chester County (…honor system). – Did I miss something?

– Andrew
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New Photo Contest! (Insects)

I am happy to announce the latest Photo Contest for the Chester County (PA) Facebook and Flickr groups!

The theme for this contest is “Insects”, and submissions are now being accepted on the following Flickr thread:

Flickr Insect Submission Thread

Submissions will be accepted till March 20, 2011 at 7:21pm EST (Spring Equinox)!

– Andrew
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