|Dave Chesmore identifying moths|
|Figure of 80 (Tethea ocularis octogesimea)|
The Figure of Eighty (Tethea ocularis octogesimea) is one of the moths that I remember from my first look at the Lewington illustrated field guide. Everything about this moth (except perhaps the photograph above which I took of the markings - at the worst possible angle) seems to be in service of the ‘80’: the subdued sepia ground color, the central cross-lines that sandwich the number, the scientific name octogesimus meaning ‘eightieth’, and the cylindrical resting position, all point to the figure in white. It is described as having a rosy tint, which is much faded in our sample.
|Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria)|
|Green Arches (illustration)|
Post: Tung Chau (UPenn)