December 12, 2008

HiberMass overwintering clusters of the geometrid (inchworm)  moth, Triphosa haesitata.  The larvae feed on cascara and vine maple, and the adults overwinter in caves, cabins, and--in this case--the tunnels and rooms of old gun batteries at Fort Worden in Port Townsend. Photo by Robert Michael Pyle.

HiberMass overwintering clusters of the geometrid (inchworm) moth, Triphosa haesitata. The larvae feed on cascara and vine maple, and the adults overwinter in caves, cabins, and–in this case–the tunnels and rooms of old gun batteries at Fort Worden in Port Townsend. Photo by Robert Michael Pyle.
Two-banded Flasher (aka Flashing Astraptes) photographed at Llano Estero Grande State Park, Weslaco, TX - Photo by Ben Basham.

Two-banded Flasher (aka Flashing Astraptes) photographed at Llano Estero Grande State Park, Weslaco, Texas. Photo by Ben Basham.

Silver-banded Hairstreak, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Photo by Ben Basham.

Silver-banded Hairstreak, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Photo by Ben Basham.

White Angled Sulphur at rest, perhaps aestivating, at the NABA Butterfly Park, Mission, Texas. Photo by Ben Basham.

White Angled Sulphur at rest, perhaps aestivating, at the NABA Butterfly Park, Mission, Texas. Photo by Ben Basham.