Yesterday, there were 9 macro moths of 7 species in the light and bait traps with 2 new moths for the year, Mottled Rustic (Caradrina morpheus) and Pale beauty (Campaea perlata). Today there were 10 macro moths of 8 species. One I haven’t identified but 5 were new species for the year and 1 of the 5 was a completely new species for me. The new species was a Rubida Looper Moth (Autographa rubidus). Thanks to Gary Anweiler for confirming the ID. The other 4 new species for the year were:
Barred Yellow (Eulithis propulsata)
Yellow-Headed Cutworm (Apamea amputatrix)
Yellow-dusted-Cream (Cabera erythemaria)
Unicorn Caterpillar Moth (Schizura unicornis)
The Unicorn caterpillar moth is one of my favourites and the image is the result of “focus stacking” 5 photographs. I didn’t manage photographs of all of the new species but will hopefully add some of them to a future blog.