Tuesday 29 May 2012

4 macros in the trap last night, the first since May 22nd.  2 Ignorant Apamea (Apamea indocilis) and 2 Army Cutworm moths (Euxoa auxiliaris).  As Gary Anweiler pointed out, there seems to have been a big influx of auxiliaris this year.  Gary also mentioned that auxiliaris makes up a large proportion of the moths which are an important seasonal food for Grizzly Bears on the talus slopes of Wyoming and Montana.  Not an obvious Bear food!

Army Cutworm moth (Euxoa auxiliaris)
Ignorant Apamea (Apamea indocilis)

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