I didn’t blog much at all last year but aim to be more active in 2017. With that in mind and given the warmer weather, I decided to put my backyard light trap out last night. I wasn’t disappointed as there were 4 moths of 4 species in the trap this morning and one of these appears to be a Goat Sallow Moth (Homoglaea hircina) which is a new backyard species. Assuming that my ID is correct, that’s not a bad start to the mothing year!
Here’s the list and a few photographs taken this morning.
Speckled Green Fruitworm (Orthosia hibisci)
Western Swordgrass Moth (Xylena thoracica)
Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass (Xylena curvimacula)
Goat Sallow Moth (Homoglaea hircina)