Wednesday, June 13, 2007

At night in the Shakespeare Garden

Monday at the garden. The long, long legs are a giveaway for this cranefly we saw at 10p.m. on a low leaf.
A tiny, tiny moth [a tiny tiny image of it, too] we've seen before, and successfully identified. It's Callima argenticinctella-- translation = Beautiful silver-belted moth. That little band you can see if you look closely at the photo is shiny silver in real life.

There were hundreds of tiny gnats at the moth light that drove us crazy, probably because of the earlier rain. Finally they drove us away.
Now we're waiting for something BIG to arrive.