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One night, several weeks ago, one of my neighbors called me to come outside to see a beautiful moth on the wall.  Searching my trusty Butterflies and Moths book, it looks to me like a Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia).  Whatever it was, beautiful it is!

Giant Leopard Moth

Earlier that same day, while walking home, I discovered this little grasshopper.  It was the first day of Oaxaca Sabe and I’m sure he was glad to have escaped winding up as an appetizer.  Perhaps he will find fame and fortune as an alebrije model.P1140117

And, then there are the lizards that skitter along my terrace and around on its walls doing “push-ups,” munching on less welcome insects, and entertaining me as I putter in the garden.

Common wall lizard

Just some of the city “wildlife” in my neighborhood!

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