A Little North of Ohio, Part 1 of 3, The Other Creatures of Algonquin

It was the first day of a week long stay, camping at Pog Lake in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park. During our canoeing and hiking adventure, we were hoping to see moose, beavers, maybe a bear, various species of birds, and other wildlife. Because it had been a few years since our last visit, a first day trip to the visitor center for basic orientation was in order.


You know that saying about life occurring when you’re on your way to do something else? Well that was the case as we left the visitor center after taking care of all required business. Just outside the front door on what serves as a wooden boardwalk a small child was pointing at something resting on the railing as mom looked on. We moved closer to investigate and were caught up in a festival of moths. Looking further we discovered others as more people gathered to see what all the excitement was about. For the next hour we were enchanted and it all happened within a few feet of the front door.

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Lettered Sphinx, Deidamia inscripta?


White-dotted Prominent


Cecropia Moth


Cecropia Moth, take 2

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The Joker, Feralia jocose?

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Rosy Maple Moth


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Unidentified, Moth 6


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Modest Sphinx Moth

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Sigmoid Prominent Moth

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Unidentified Looper Moth


What would we do for an encore? Fortunately during our travels thoughout the remainder of the week we continued to see interesting insects.

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Eyed Brown Butterfly, (Donna)

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, (Donna)

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Common Wood-Nymph, (Donna)

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Chalk-fronted Corporals Trio, (Donna)



Frosted Whiteface



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Dragon Hunter


Crossing Rock Lake in our canoe, a White Admiral hitches a ride.


The moths seen on our first day were one of the highlights of the trip but there were plenty of other things to explore.


Pog Lake sunset.


Thanks for stopping by.


10 Comments on “A Little North of Ohio, Part 1 of 3, The Other Creatures of Algonquin

  1. Lovely pictures of the moths! It’s really fascinating to see these species!

  2. It was surprising to see so many different species of moths in one place, I’ve never seen that. Great photos, looking forward to seeing the rest of the series.

  3. Wonderful collection of moths! That would make any trip worthwhile. They are fascinating creatures.

  4. Very nice! The chalk-fronted corporal “other view” looks to me like a frosted whiteface. It’s pretty neat to travel north and see the dragonflies that are extremely rare here in Ohio!

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