Ghost Moth (aka Swift Moth)  - three photos
Gazoryctra pulcher


brown moth with white stripe

Ghost Moth in a thistle at Silver Lake, Brighton, Utah. According to Bugguide.net, the male of this species "hovers
over open ground, sometimes slowly rising and falling [like a ghost]" to attract females. Carol Davis 10-01-2008
 
ghost moth
  This was a beautiful moth and I was extremely lucky to find it on this colorful Autumn day.  Below is
a picture of Silver Lake in all her brilliant fall colors.  Carol Davis, 10-1-2008

silver lake
Silver Lake, Brighton, Utah.  Photo was taken just a little ways up the Twin Lakes trail. I found
the moth beside the trail not far from the large boulder pile.  Marlene Fish 10-1-2008

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