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July 2014

Blinded Sphinx Moth in Allendale


The photo above is of a female Blinded Sphinx Moth, which I released near the Celery Farm on Saturday night.

Long story short: Earlier in the day, I got a phone message about a pair of mating Blinded Sphinx Moths in Allendale -- would I be interested in releasing them at the Moth Ball?

Alas, the Moth Ball was night before, and by the time I got the message, the moths had been relocated and only one of the moths could be found, the female.

I put the moth in a cat carrier for safekeeping, drove home, and waited until dark to release it in an area where it had plenty of host plants to choose from -- including many oaks.

It was a great learning experience. (More info and links follow.)

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