Moth crafting

Remember how we had those giant piles of moths  at the Lep Course when we were sorting? Well… not all of them were kept as specimens. There were plenty of leftover Matigramma moths, so I decided it was craft time.

I carefully cut off their wings and glued them to a piece of cardboard I cut in the shape of a moth. The wings are all from the Matigramma species, while the body was from the wings of a species of geometrid.

I have a few boxes of abandoned specimens in my office from various sources… if I have time I might try some more moth wing crafting.

Posted on September 19, 2011, in Arizona Lep Course, Invertebrates, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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