Lepidoptera Biodiversity LLC

 

Cannon PowerShot SX50 HS Photos of Live Lepidoptera:

 

Mesic-Hydric Hardwood Forest Along the Santa Fe River near High Springs in Alachua County, Florida, 11 & 13 May 2016

 

Photos and Web Page by Hugo L. Kons Jr.

 

Posted October 2016

 

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            The following photos were taken at night with a Cannon PowerShot SX50 camera in TV mode (shutter speed priority) with the camera's flash, unless otherwise indicated.  Shutter speed, flash intensity, distance to subject, and zoom varied among the photos.  The photos were resized in ACDSee by setting actual print size to 7.5 inches, but the photos are otherwise unedited.

            These photos were taken during a Lepidoptera biodiversity blitz conducted by Hugo Kons Jr. and Robert J. Borth from 11-13 May 2016.  All of these species represented below are documented with voucher specimens in addition to the photos.  Far more species were recorded from specimens during the bioblitz than were photographed; with the photography we concentrated on moths on a bait trail (see Kons and Borth (2007) for a description of bait trails).  Some of these species cannot be definitively identified from the below photos but were identified after the specimens in the photos were collected.  This web page is not intended as an identification source, rather, these photos are a compliment to the voucher specimens and were primarily used to document feeding behavior at an artificial food source.  This web page presents some of this documentation as well as examples of the capabilities of this camera model for this type of photography. 

            Thanks to Bob Simons for permission to conduct Lepidoptera surveys on his private property, and to Rex Rowan for showing us the area and assisting with setting up survey equipment.

 

GEOMETRIDAE

 

Iridopsis defectaria

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11 MAY

 

Anavitrinella pampinaria

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11 MAY

 

Euchlaena pectinaria

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Thysanopyga intractata

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11 MAY

 

Prochoerodes lineola

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12 MAY

 

SPHINGIDAE

 

Manduca rustica

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11 MAY

 

LASIOCAMPIDAE

 

Artace cibraria

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12 MAY

 

NOCTUIDAE

 

Clemensia albata

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11 MAY

 

Idia americalis

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11 MAY

 

Idia aemula

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11 MAY

 

Idia julia

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11 MAY

 

Idia lubricalis sp. 1

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

*Zanclognatha minoralis complex species 1

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11 MAY

 

*Zanclognatha minoralis complex species 2

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11 MAY

 

Renia adspergillus

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12 MAY

 

Renia salusalis sp. 1

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12 MAY

 

Tetanolita floridana

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12 MAY

 

Hypena cacuminalis

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Dyspyralis new sp. 1

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Shrankia macula

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11 MAY

 

Hypena palparia

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11 MAY

 

Hypena baltimoralis

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12 MAY

 

Pangrapta decoralis

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Scolecocampa liburna

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11 MAY

 

Metalectra discalis

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Metalectra quadrisignata

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11 MAY

 

Metalectra albilinea

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11 MAY

 

Metalectra geminicincta

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11 MAY

 

Metalectra species (dead on tree trunk)

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11 MAY

 

Plusiodonta compressipalpis

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Panopoda rufimargo

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11 MAY

 

Panopoda carneicosta

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11 MAY

 

Metallata absumens

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11 MAY

 

Celiptera frustulum

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Caenurgia chloropha

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11 MAY

 

Mocis marcida

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Epidromia rotundata

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Zale lunata

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Zale galbanata

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11 MAY

 

Zale minerea

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11 MAY

 

Zale aeruginosa

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Zale horrida

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Cutina distincta

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11 MAY

 

Cutina aluticolor

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11 MAY

 

Catocala arcuata

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11 MAY

 

Allotria elonympha

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11 MAY

 

Paralellia bistriaris

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Catocala insolabilis

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12 MAY

 

Catocala umbrosa

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Catocala ilia

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11 MAY

 

Catocala andromedae

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Catocala similis

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Catocala micronympha

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[The out of focus moth on the left is Spodoptera eridania]

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Catocala connubialis

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Catocala mira

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Catocala orba

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Catocala ultronia

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Catocala aestivalia

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11 MAY

 

Catocala lineella

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11 MAY

 

Catocala sp.

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Paectes abrostoloides

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12 MAY

 

Meganola phylla

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11 MAY

 

Thioptera nigrofimbria

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Phosphila miselioides

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11 MAY

 

Condica mobilis

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11 MAY

 

Condica sutor

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11 MAY

 

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12 MAY

 

Condica vecors

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11 MAY

 

Acronicta betulae

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12 MAY

 

Spodoptera dolichos

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11 MAY

 

Spodoptera ornithogalli

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11 MAY

 

Spodoptera eridania

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12 MAY

 

Elaphria exesa

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11 MAY

 

Agrotis subterranea

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11 MAY

 

PYRALIDAE

 

Paraponyx obscuralis

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11 MAY

 

Desmia funeralis

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11 MAY

 

Pantographa limata

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12 MAY

 

Arta olivalis

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12 MAY

 

MIXED MOTHS

 

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C

 

 

B

 

 

A

 

 
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A: Prochoerodes lineolata; B: Idia lubricalis sp. 1; C: Arta olivalis; D: Zale lunata (bottom, flying)

11 MAY

 

B

 

 

A

 

 
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A: Idia lubricalis sp. 1 (left); B: Arta olivalis (right)

11 MAY

 

D

 

 

C

 

 

B

 

 

A

 

 
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A: Metalectra discalis; B: Metalectra quadrisignata; C: Metalectra albilinea; D: Parallelia bistriaris (bottom, flying)

11 MAY

 

A

 

 

B

 

 

C

 

 
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A: Parallelia bistriaris; B: Catocala andromedae; C: Phosphila miselioides

11 MAY

 

B

 

 

A

 

 
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A: Catocala andromedae; B: Phosphila miselioides

11 MAY

 

B

 

 

C

 

 

A

 

 
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A: Parallelia bistriaris; B: Catocala similis; C: Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae

11 MAY

 

B

 

 

A

 

 
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A: Catocala mira; B: Catocala micronympha

11 MAY

 

B

 

 

A

 

 
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A: Scolecocampa liburna; B: Metalectra discalis

11 MAY

 

C

 

 

A

 

 

B

 

 
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A: Catocala lineella; B: Euchlaena pectinaria; C: Metalectra discalis

11 MAY

 

C

 

 

D

 

 

B

 

 

A

 

 
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A: Iridopsis defectaria; B: Zale lunata; C: Hypena cacuminalis; D: Iridopsis defectaria

11 MAY

 

B

 

 

C

 

 

A

 

 
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A: Zale lunata; B: Hypena cacuminalis; C: Iridopsis defectaria

11 MAY

 

 

A

 

 

B

 

 
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A: Idia lubricalis sp. 1; B: Parallelia bistriaris

12 MAY

 

These predatators would position themselves next to bait and ambush moths that came to feed on the bait.

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