Thursday, 27 June 2013

Moth numbers drop again

Well, after the small moth bonanza on Tuesday I’ve only had 5 moths of 3 species yesterday and 5 moths of 3 species today.  I think the wind may have contributed to the low moth numbers.  However, there was one new backyard species for the year on each day.  Yesterday, it was a Stormy Arches (Polia nimbosa) and today it was a rather beaten up Apamea commoda.  The Apamea commoda was in the bait trap so perhaps I will start to see a few species from that source now.  I haven’t included a photograph of the A. commoda as I am sure I will get this moth again and hopefully in a better condition. 


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