Melanchroia chepise

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This diurnal Melanchroia chepise posed prettily this morning (10/21/07) on the wall of my apartment breezeway in the Heights section of Houston, Texas.

Image: Biosparite [larger view]

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Hi, (Are you Andrea, was she your parrot photographer?)

I just want you to know that I photographed one of these, the White-tipped Black Moth, Melanchroia chepise, here in Southern IL on October 31st, 2007. Do you suppose that the moth you had photographed 10 days earlier got caught up in the wind and kept on flying till it reached Illinois? If you wish, send me your email address so I can send you a photo of the moth. Oh, I do have a BS in invertebrate zoology. I am also a birder who participates in Audubon bird counts every winter and spring. My first love was butterflies and moths! You wouldn't know of a good school to become a professional digital photographer would you? It is where I would love to be going with a special someone's support!

Todd

By Todd Wiley (not verified) on 05 Nov 2007 #permalink