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Sunday At The Land [Feb. 9th, 2009|06:40 pm]
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Butterfly Scales
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-02-10 06:01 pm (UTC)

I'm Glad To See You're Feeling A Bit Better

Thanks for the ID. I see why it's a favorite of yours. It's so pretty.

Now that I know what it is, I found a good web page about it. Anyone interested can check out http://www.nearctica.com/moths/noctuid/agarista/psychomorpha_epimenis.htm.

Psychomorpha makes it sound like it could be an hallucinogenic (crazy dreams).

*googles psycho,* and...I never knew that the word psyche in Greek can mean "butterfly." Well, well, well, you learn something new every day.

Little Psycho's larva looks cool too. See http://bugguide.net/node/view/53539. It looks kind of like a clown. Maybe that's the "psycho" part.

From http://www.texasento.net/Psychomorpha.htm:

Etymology:

psych, =e, -i, -o (G). The soul, mind; cold; a butterfly
morph, =a, -o (G). Form

epi (G). Upon, over, beside
meni (G). Anger; the moon; a month
menisc, -o (G). A crescent

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