Wednesday, 10 June 2015

More new backyard moth species

The moth numbers jumped last night with 47 macro moths of 14 species.  There were another 2 new species which included a very nice Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella).  I have seen this moth in the Okanagan but it was certainly a welcome new backyard species.  The other new moth was a Praevia Dart Moth (Xestia praevia).  The latter  was on the house siding across from the trap and I almost missed it.  Other species recorded this morning were:

The Vestal (Cabera variolaria)
Brown Bark Carpet Moth (Horisme intestinata)
Miranda Moth (Proxenus miranda)
Celery Looper (Anagrapha falcifera)
Pink-barred Lithacodia (Pseudeustrotia carneola)
Impressed Dagger Moth (Acronicta impressa)
Neighbourly Arches (Lacinipolia vicina)
Wheat Head Armyworm (Dargida diffusa)
Lesser Wainscot (Mythimna oxygala)
Ruddy Quaker Moth (Protorthodes oviduca)
Vancouver Dart (Agrotis vancouverensis)
Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)


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