First, here are the pics with sometimes specific but often times general identifications of varying confidence levels:
DC Birding Blog, I now know the first moth is The Wedgling (Galgula partita). I have noticed that some moths have cool common names like "The Wedgling" or "Once-married Underwing." Crazy, no?
Not a good sign that I blanked on the first one. Here's a better one:
Ah, an easy ID:
The next three photos are of the same strikingly white moth:
Generic brown/gray guy here is perhaps a... uh... yeah, I have no clue. I mean, these guys just all look alike.
Look at the cool patterning on this guy:
this wonderful site, I was able to ID this moth as a Cream-bordered Dichomeris (Dichomeris flavocostella).
This green beauty
This one held his wings up like this, like a butterfly, while I photographed him; he then took off, never to be seen again.
This shapely individual appears to have laid eggs ??? on the surface next to him (her?):
Are those in fact little moth eggs? I believe this is a Prominent moth of some sort, based on the shape.
It was difficult to capture this moth's coloring, which was a slightly blue tinge, because he was up so high:
Now THIS guy is crazy:
This slightly orange moth
Speaking of wooly jackets, look at this Snow Queen:
Virginia Tiger Moth's is, and it doesn't have the tiny black spots that this one does. It's got to be some kind of tiger moth, no? John chips in and says it could be a Pink-legged Tiger Moth. I didn't see the legs, sad to say.
I like the way this moth has his antennae slicked back:
Okay, by now, I'm bleary-eyed with the gray/brown/white-patterned moths....
This little shimmery guy
has so many field marks: the little snout nose, the faint barring on the wings, the little glowing white specks on the trailing edges, and are those second-from-the-front legs GIGANTIC or what?John says some kind of pyralid, which helps narrow it down. Will need to look at more photos on the ID sights.
The four brown spots and the little dotted striping on this individual look like those of a Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth, or Speranza pustularia:
here! Apparently, anglers know all about them.
I appreciate this gentleman's (or woman's) efforts to show me every bit of his/her delicate beauty:
A rather worn Geometrid species:
Another little snout-nosed moth:
Gretchen found a neat moth group in facebook, called mothing and moth-watching. I've already gotten help on an ID there within a few minutes! I suppose it would be rude to post every moth I've got in my bag, though....
More moths to come!