‘Apologies to Robyn!’, ‘Belly up to the bar!’ or ‘Duck!’ Name this photo.

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Could this be a Forage Looper, Robyn?  This moth was on the outside of my kitchen window on the morning of 1/26/17. Still dark. Approximately 39 degrees fahrenheit. Gone before sunrise so I didn’t get a top view.

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Or is this a Forage Looper? Inside, after sunrise but no idea of temperature. HELP!

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Notice how different the antennae and legs are, and how each moth holds its wings when at rest. Suddenly we’re face to face with moth ID clues!  I’m not sure  I’m up to the challenge, knowing that 11,000 kinds of moths have been recorded in the United States and Canada…

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Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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