Site Description: Our backyard with phlox plant Comment : Moth was feeding on pink phlox plant, he actually flew right in our faces when we got close then went right back to feeding. Had a short square tail.
Site Description: In back yard; feeding on a bee balm flower. Comment : *Please disregard my previous post, hit "submit" before it was ready. Appeared around 11 a.m. A bit later than it normally shows up (usually around 8:30 to 9.) Stayed for a little less than 3 minutes.
Site Description: McIntosh Trail, rivers and streams Comment : Originally thought it was a Northern Blue, but Spring Azure appears early in spring, Northern is a little later and often restricted to areas with Crowberry which I dont think was around.
Site Description: Forest, stream, grasses Comment : In the photo you can see one large orange spot with a spot of white in the middle, this is a distinguishing mark. It's also paler later in the season like this one
Site Description: McIntosh Trail. Comment : Also called the White-dotted Prominent and the Tawny Prominent. Sometimes called the green oak caterpillar as it feeds on the leaves of oaks and other deciduous trees
Site Description: Habitat was dominated by conifers (western red cedar and western hemlock), while understory was dominated by huckleberry and herbaceous species. Comment : Regularly basked on ground; day-flying moth
Site Description: Salt Marsh Trail, old railway converted to trail that crosses large salt marsh. Comment : They were everywhere's along the trail for a couple kilometers. Some where very fast moving. Some where plain orange, some orange and black. About 4cm long.
Site Description: Along Rails-to-Trails paths running between Halifax and Hubbards, a few km from the Train Shop Bike & Bean cafe. Comment : Caterpillar had two long spines on the mesothorax, just behind the head. Small spikes near tail. Light brown color and stripes. Large eyes.
Site Description: Backyard residential area, small patch of woods, attracted to porch light. Comment : No sure why it's called yellow in name, looks orange to me for the hind wing. Body about 3cm long.
Site Description: Residential area, small patch of woods. attracted to backyard porch light one evening. Comment : Can only see the orange/red when its flying. Hindwing half orange/red and abdomen orange/red with dark brown dots. Might be species Virbia laeta, not sure of difference.