Monday Moth

To reignite the Monday Moth series here is a stunner: Melemaea magdalena (Geometridae).
Melemaea magdalena

 

This rare beauty has previously only been known from scattered localities across the mountain west and only from a few individuals every other season. That is until Denver Museum volunteer¬†Barbara Bartell began inventorying moths on her property near Golden Gate Canyon State Park in the Rocky Mountain front range. Over 8,000′ these moths turn out to be a regular visitor at her cabin blacklight and we now have the largest series known of this stunning species (and all perfectly curated!).

 

 

 

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