Like the dusty flour
covering a miller's garb, wings covered with fine scales easily displaced,
eyes, pale colored,
appear to glow.
In army-like groups they crawl across fields or highways, migrating towards the mountains.
Sleeping by day, they awake at dusk. Thinking all light is the moonlight they use to guide their nocturnal journeys
westward, artificial lights confuse their insect
During this moist year, they have lingered here, flapping about in my cold coffee, or taking a fatal dip in an open glue pot.
to the source
a moth to
The text behind the moth specimens reads:
Fear of Moths = Mottephobia
I’d rather jump out a window than be in a room full of moths.
Up to 72% of the moths body weight is fat, making it one of the richest foods for predators such as the brown bear.
The army cutworm (Euxoa Auxiliaris) is a species of moth.
The fine scales on its wings rub off easily and look like the dusty flour found in a grain mill.
Its caterpillars are pests of oat (Avena saliva) and common wheat (Triticum aestivum).