Sunday, July 31, 2011

Green Cloverworm (Hypena scabra)

At some point every year at least one comes into my house.

For years I've been wanting to know what kind of moths these are. Well due to my books giving me a lead I was able to put a name to these beauties.

The one that I found in the kitchen was very skittish as in it would not allow me to go near it half the time so it was impossible to catch it. It acted like your Common House Fly (Musca domestica) then a moth in terms of behavior.

Fascinating. I wonder if this characteristic or if it was just this particular individual? Will do further research on this later. Expect an edit as this entry isn't even near finished. I have plans to go on a research binge on these.

I want to know everything.

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