Saturday, July 12, 2014

Robin with unusual food choice

This Robin was apparently feeding young today (a day of 90+ temps here in western Oregon), and had captured this large insect, which does not look like any butterfly I can find in the book. So... is it a moth, and if so, what kind is it, and where did the Robin find it on such a hot day? I wish I knew. (Enlarge the view by clicking on the photo.)

1 Comments:

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Meg Ruby said...

Floyd, I asked Dan van den Broek, his reply:

Hey Meg
Yes, this is an Elegant Sheep Moth. They are diurnal.

I believe the name comes from when the sheep are put out to pasture in the mountains these moths are seen.

Dan

 

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