Discovery Week III

The Elegant Grass-veneer moth (Microcrambus elegans).Common and widespread.
The larvae feed on grasses. The adults flit about in the grass, stirred up by your footfall. This one leapt up onto a leaf to focus my attention.
Here’s what I think is a Double-banded Grass-Veneer (Crambus agitatellus), another grass-lover and photo-challenge. The fuzzy, brush-like fronts of these moths are labial palps, feeding organs.

Trump’s corruption knows no bounds. His dismantling of post-Watergate protections for his personal/family profit, and the Republican complicity in it all, are reviewed here. I know we’re all overwhelmed with this monstrosity, but it’s good to have the facts on the page. And while Bolton is an evil man, Barr’s DOJ seeking a temporary injunction on his book suggest he’s not lying. If only he had testified under oath! Not that the Republicans wouldn’t have changed their impeachment vote; that fix was in from the beginning. They’re riding this authoritarian nightmare for all they can get their paymasters.

3 Responses to “Discovery Week III”

  1. 1 gkleing3 June 18, 2020 at 7:39 am

    I’m a daily reader. Thank you for your observations natural and political.

  2. 2 alaspooryorick June 18, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Holy Heck, Batman, leaping larvae!

  3. 3 Ellen June 18, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you for the link to the article. Well worth reading and I would not have found it on my own.

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