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|Comment||Thanks again, Ed. There was so much variation in some of the moth photos from that link you sent I thought that maybe this was one variety. I really know next to nothing about caterpillars/moths/butterflies, but I do find it interesting. I read that they do emerge in the Fall, so the timing was about right anyway. BTW, the link you sent http://tinyurl.com/kvsfycd took place at Shawnee state forest which is VERY close to our property. The "Jenny" mentioned in the story is most certainly Jenny Richards of the Ohio State park service. We know Jenny - she lives just a few miles from where the photos were taken - on Sunshine Ridge in Blue Creek, Ohio.|
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Will accept most questions in general entomology, including those related to medical entomology, taxonomy, ecology, arthropod surveillance, and pest management. If you are requesting a 'mystery bug' identification, PLEASE either attach an image to your question, or post an image on a web page (such as Flickr) so that I can look at it, as verbal descriptions frequently are insufficient for a definitive identification.
21 years in the U.S. Army as a medical entomologist; duties varied from surveillance of pest populations (including mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks, and stored products pests) to conducting research on mosquito-virus ecological relationships and mosquito faunal studies. Ten years as a civilian analyst for the Department of Defense, primarily on distribution of vector-borne diseases worldwide. Limited experience on surveillance of agricultural insects in North Dakota and Indiana.
Entomological Society of America, West Virginia Entomological Society, Society for Vector Ecology, National Speleological Society, West Virginia Association for Cave Studies.
American Journal of Public Health, Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, Japanese Journal of Sanitary Zoology, Journal of Economic Entomology, Mosquito News, and Mosquito Systematics.
B.S. in entomology from North Dakota State University in 1963, M.S. in entomology from Purdue University in 1967.