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Got very quick grabs of these while shooting dragons and have no idea the names. Any books I have are much too broad to even begin to search. I love the stealth bomber in designer colors look. ID's for my own knowledge appreciated. From my very limited learning I think the last one must be a moth.

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Check out the Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis) for #1

#2 I believe is a Wood Nymph

#3 is a Delta-winged Moth - Haematopis grataria
 
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Hi Glenn

Good shots, esp. #2. First one is one of the Crescents, possibly Pearl. Second is Common Wood-nymph. They are both flying up here right now, too. Three is, indeed a moth. I'd get an account (free) at Bugguide.net and post the moth there. You'll get an answer quickly on a good photo of a distinctive critter.

Larry
 
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Thanks all for the info. Those wood nymphs seem to stay down real low so I was always shooting through junk. That moth I bet I have seen often but until I actually tried to take a pic I never did notice the beautiful colors.
Amazing how much slides by in a lifetime huh?

signed up for acct Larry. Thanks
 

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