We found these two beautiful moths that flew into the operations cabin at the Hopewell Observatory a couple of nights ago, and we have no idea what type they are. Never seen them before and can’t find any images identical to them. (One species is similar, though.)
Any suggestions will be welcome.
Ain’t they purty li’l things?
And when they opened their wings they were even more spectacular, but I didn’t get a good shot.BTW the yellow-and=red moth is sitting on the struts of a telescope made by Alan Bromborski.
I was given IDs on these two moths. The lighter one is Automeris Io, and the other is a Grammia tiger moth. The photos which you can look up show how even more beautiful they are when they open their upper wings and show the hind wings.
Apparently there are way more moths than butterflies!