SINOBUG - Chinese Insects and Spiders is the entomological photoblog of an Australian expat living in China. All of the images appearing in this blog are drawn from 15450 images on my Flickr site, itchydogimages.

itchydogimages has just surpassed 20.6 million views on Flickr, is my pride and joy and a work always in progress. I add three new images every day to my photostream, so there is always something new to see.

Here on tumblr, this is the SINOBUG blog’s 3000th post (currently one per day) featuring over 5300 original images since April 2012, and now with 116590 followers…….

Apart from fulfilling my own personal ambitions and keeping me on my toes and forever interested in what will be coming next, an important part of my passion is sharing it with others.

Heartfelt thanks to anyone who has viewed, commented, shown a passing interest or been enthralled, found fault with, praised, doubted, laughed at, raised an eyebrow, reblogged, shared or just browsed my collection of images.
(And no. This is not my job. Just something I wake up every morning wanting to do.)

You can also follow me on twitter, @sinobug.

I admin the LIMACODIDAE group on Facebook, and you will find me contributing to the Caterpillars of the World group, the Mothing and Moth-watching group, and a handful of other entomological and regional (Southeast Asia) groups on Facebook.(I post on Facebook under my real name, John Horstman.)

This beautiful Zale lunata (Lunate Zale) is a moth of the Erebidae family. These moths are fairly common along the east coast, and love to feed at bait as it’s doing in this photo. The Lunate Zale has the longest flight time of any Zale in the east, flying from April to October. This photo was taken in early September in Plymouth MA. Fun fact: the genus of this moth isn’t pronounced Zale, but rather ZA-lee. #erebidae #mothing #photography #macro #bait #Zale #zalelunata #lunatezale

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