|Pale-shouldered Brocade (Lacanobia thalassina)|
This Pale-shouldered Brocade (Lacanobia thalassina) is a subtle stunner, with its dark colors and delicate markings. It’s name means sea-colored (thalassina) vegetable-eater (Lacanobia), which might seem strange considering that its brown in color, not blue or green. The “sea color” here refers to its reddish brown hue, an allusion to Homer and his description of the sea being “wine-dark.”
|Green Silver-lines (Pseudoips prasinana)|
|Green Silver-lines (illustration)|
|Green Oak Tortrix (Tortrix viridana)|
Although the Green Oak Tortrix is not a new species it has only been recorded once before at Shandy Hall - and that example was very worn. This specimen is as bright and as green a moth as you could wish.
|Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor)|
Post by: Gabriella Morace [UPenn intern]