OK, the quiz is going to start tomorrow. I just didn't get it ready today. What I did manage to do is finish an entry for a writing contest that was due tonight. They haven't announced the winners from last month yet, but are supposed to really soon. It's probably good that I didn't know how well or poorly I did before I finished the current entry. If I didn't even place I'd probably have been too disappointed to continue. I'm trying to think that one of the 3rd tier prizes would be nice. That's $25.
Instead I'm showing you a little moth that I found dead on my dining room table in September. I've been saving it to show you. Its colors are so drab, but the pattern is lacy and intricate. It's slightly less than an inch across, in real life. And the most interesting thing is that it is just a little bit shiny, like the sheen on silk when you move it through the light.
I tried to identify it,
Added March 2011: I have now gotten a definite ID from Bug Guide. It's a Lygropia rivulalis, or Bog Lygropia. They are found from southern Canada to South Carolina, and the adults fly in July and August, so my September find makes perfect sense. End of edit
P.S. I hate not being able to ID things.
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