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Wednesday, June 6, 2018


A few days ago Eric sat down on the steps to put on his sneakers when he noticed a small moth nearby.  He called me over, but the moth flew off around the corner.  Luckily, it landed not too far away.

Meet the Wedgling (Galgula partita)!  

I was drawn to the beautiful rose blush in the middle of the wings, and the interesting patterns created by the silvery scales.  The continuous row of smaller spots running across the wings reminded me of rivets (similar to those on an airplane wing).

The caterpillar stage of the Wedgling feeds on wood sorrels (Oxalis spp.)

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