Butterflies & Moths - Patrick J. Blake Photography
A view of Charleston Peak, as seen from the Fletcher Canyon Trail at Spring Mountains National Recreational Area outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.  With temperatures in Las Vegas reaching 70°-80°F, it is an odd sight to find snow only a 45-minute drive away.<br />
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Photo taken 7 November 2010.

Virginia Ctenucha
Ctenucha virginica
Family Erebidae
St. Albert Lagoons, St. Albert, Ontario
10 September 2010

Although it resembles a large firefly, the Virginia ctenucha is actually a diurnal moth.

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