Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Gypsy Moths, The Conclusion

The Gypsy Moths are finishing their life cycle. The caterpillars are gone, having metamorphosed into adult moths. I captured this male while he was resting.

A female depositing her eggs

Many females busily laying eggs are visible in this photograph. Near the bottom a male searching for a mate can be seen. With the large number of egg cases being deposited the outlook for next year appears bleak.


Chad Oneil Myers said...

Good Macros.

Kekiinani said...

Nice shots but I am not a big fan of moths.. I think your woodchuck is much much much cuter!! :)

lv2scpbk said...

Interesting shots. I've been seeing them around here, although not this past week because I was on vacation. Thanks for visiting my blog while I was on vacation. I got to post a few photos while I was at the hotel. It was beautiful weather in San Francisco.

photowannabe said...

Great series Salty. I didn't realize the devestation that the moths did. Your macros tell the whole story.
I also love "Peter Cottontail". That's a gretting card in the making if I ever saw one.

Anonymous said...

The males look like they have ears. I hope next year isn't as bad as is indicated :(