Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wednesday Morning

The web counter on this blog is not all I had hoped but it does show that a lot more people look at this blog than comment. As expected, most of the activity comes from eastern Canada & U.S. Contacts from western U.S. have made a few comments but there are more hits from there than I might have expected. Contacts from Europe are kind of expected as we have Flickr contacts there but the contacts from South America, Africa and Asia were a bit of a surprise.

The camera that I normally use has retired to a shop for four to six weeks. Sigh! We are relying on the camera that Églantine has in her possession for about 98% of the time. Meanwhile, I can still find things to photograph and call her attention to consider. Thus "we" found and photographed this moth this morning during our dog walking time.

I really like it when insects have logical names. This most was found on an Evening Primrose flower and, when I went through the moth book, I found that it is named "Primrose Moth." The Latin, for those who are interested is Schinia florida.

I've been trying to get this next wild flower to grow in one of our wild flower gardens for two years now. It grew, for the first time, this year and bloomed, for the first time, this morning.

Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum var.perfoliatum)


Marnie said...

Howdy from Toronto. What a stunning moth! Great find and "capture."

I've only had my camera for a few months but now I can't imagine being without it -- I hope you get yours back as soon as possible.

If you're interested, I have some photos of cup plant flowers on my blog as well:

Rachel said...

What a pretty moth and how colorful and the name is certainly fitting!!

Pam in Tucson said...

Glad you have a camera functioning. What an amazing moth! I'm only just learning that moths aren't all drab browns and greys.

Anonymous said...

Candy Cotten Moth? :-)

Great shot, don't think I have noticed these before.

Rurality said...

BTW, I look at blogs a lot on bloglines, which won't show up in the stats. But for some reason the pics don't always show up in the feeds.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Hi Marnie, Thanks for dropping by, I shall have a look at your cup plant flowers when I finish catching up with my comments here.

Thanks, Rachel.

Hi Pam, The majority of moths are grey and/or brown but there are also lots of interesting patterns on those.

Hi Peter, We have seen them a few times last summer and this summer.

Hi Rurality, Yes, I am having difficulty with Bloglines too. The photos used to show up all the time and now only about 1/2 or 1/3 of the time.