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Photo by @RobertClarkphoto // Justin Schmidt entomologist and author holds a western Polyphemus moth....the kind he use to hunt when he was a child In the hills of western Pennsylvania. Schmidt has a new book, "The Sting of the Wild: The Story of the man who got Stung for Science". He has developed a pain scale and has allowed dozens of insects to sting him in the name of science. He does this so that he can understand first hand what the experience feels like. The Schmidt scale of pain runs…

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2 | Western Screech Owl | This Western Screech Owl begins calisthenics at about sunset each day. The stretching and preening lasts about 10 minutes. Then with sufficient cover of darkness it heads out to hunt for moths, beetles, worms, snakes, small rodents and birds. This subject presented several challenges. Very dark plus active owl means almost impossible to get it in focus and get a long enough shutter to get a clear shot. While taking this shot it was not…


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The regal moth (Citheronia regalis), also called the royal walnut moth, is a North American moth in the saturniidae family. The caterpillars are called hickory horned devils. The adult has a wingspan of 3.75-6.1 in (9.5-15.5 cm).


Czechoslovakia. Blue Underwing Moth. Catocala is a generally Holarctic genus of owlet moths (family Noctuidae or superfamily Noctuoidea) commonly known as underwing moths or simply underwings. The genus name Catocala roughly means "beautiful hindwings". It is a combination of two Ancient Greek words, kato (κάτω, "the rear one" or "the lower one"), and kalos (καλός, "beautiful")


The Wife of Bath was an avid traveller and a dynamic character in general, so this word describes her relatively well.