Chickweed Geometer

If your yard has clover growing in it, it might have these too: Chickweed Geometer, a relatively small but colorful moth about 3/4″ to 1″ in width, resting in the grass with its wings spread. My records show that my last observation was also in September– its their time of year.

Chickweed Geometer / The Backyard / 2021-09-07

Wild Indigo Duskywing

I’ve noticed an unfortunate trend on my blog, where I post a photograph of something I’ve seen and I add a comment like “I’m not 100% sure what this is, there’s a bunch that look just like this, I’m gonna guess this is XYZ, etc.” Well, here I am again, although this time I’m pretty sure I’ve got the correct ID for this butterfly. The Duskywings do have an unfortunate tendency to look alike, but the arrangement of the white dots on the forewing and the time of the year suggest that it should be Wild Indigo Duskywing.

Wild Indigo Duskywing / The Backyard / 2021-08-31