Tuesday, 21 April 2020

First backyard moths of 2020

After an empty moth trap the previous night, there were 4 moths of 3 species in my backyard light trap this morning.  As far as I am aware, last night was the first night this year in my area that the temperature remained above freezing all night.  Maybe spring is here at last?

None of the moths were unexpected but it's always reassuring to get the first moths of the year and as such I decided to take a few photos. 

Large Grey Pinion (Lithophane georgii)
Speckled Green Fruitworm (Orthosia hibisci)
Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass (Xylena curvimacula)

Speckled Green Fruitworm (Orthosia hibisci)

Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass (Xylena curvimacula)

Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass (Xylena curvimacula)

Large Grey Pinion (Lithophane georgii)



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