Emerald and Angle moth by porch light
Mike leaves the porch light on all night which invites a variety of moths.
Emerald moth from the Geometer family
During my last visit to Yarnell I found all these moths within about a 5 foot (1.5 meters) radius of the porch light.
Maybe a Large Yellow Underwing moth introduced from Europe
They were all pretty small, .5 to 1 inch (1.27 to 2.54 cm).
And very difficult to identify, so please feel free to help with that.
Even with my Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America,
Maybe a Gypsy moth, hey my namesake
Maybe Dysstroma genus also known as Carpets
I could only guess on most of these.
Maybe Eupithicia genus commonly called pugs
Yet they are all beautiful.
Possibly another Eupithicia
And I’m continuing to learn about moths.