Finally, after many years of photographing bugs... Some moths! I checked and these 2006 images are the first ever moth pictures I've published.
White-tipped Black Moth - Melanchroia chephise. This is a rare "day flier." Most moths are nocturnal, which is probably the reason this is the first picture of a moth that I've published as of August 2016. Here's the bugguide.net link.
Boom, here's another moth from the back yard, August 2016. This guy was flying around at 9:20 the morning; another day-flier. Nikon D750 and 200mm f4 macro lens. Bugguide link here.
Backyard November 18, 2016 on an basil flower. Bugguide link here.
Another tiny moth from the backyard on the basil. November 18, 2016. Bugguide link here.
Most likely a Female Mournful Sphinx Moth, Enyo lugubris (southern range). That's according to bugguide.net here. I've seen these during late morning and evening hours; this one was captured with the 500mm lens & flash on a Nikon D810A camera. They can be confused with hummingbirds as their wings beat very fast, not really what you'd expect from a moth.
Nikon D750 and 200mm f4 macro lens. Bugguide link here (different view, same bug).
Not as good as the previous image, but OK for now.
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