Monday 8 October 2012

After several days of empty traps I was beginning to wonder if I was going to make it to 200 backyard macro moths for the year.  However, last night there were 3 moths in the trap.  There was 1 micro moth, a Lucerne Moth (Nomophila nearctica) and 2 macros, a Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia tatago) and an Ipsilon Dart (Agrotis ipsilon).  The Ipsilon Dart (Agrotis ipsilon) is a new species for the year so that brings up the 200!!  This is 57 more backyard macro moths than I recorded or identified last year.  Sadly, the temperature has been fairly low all day today and is still only 5.8 so I'm not expecting much tonight.

Ipsilon Dart (Agrotis ipsilon)

Lucerne Moth (Nomophila nearctica)

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