Wednesday 24 April 2013

Finally, a new moth…

I had my second backyard moth of the year yesterday.  It was another (or perhaps the same) Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass (Xylena curvimacula).  However, while searching for wildlife to photograph at Glenmore reservoir I found a moth that I have not seen before.  It was “The Infant” Archiearis infans.  Apparently, this is a non-hibernating day flying moth that is often seen before the snow has completely melted.  Unfortunately, the image quality is not great as I did not have a macro lens with me (should have known better) so I had to take the photographs with my 100-400 telephoto zoom…  Either way, great to finally get a second moth species for the year!

While at Glenmore I also had some very close views of a Red-breasted Merganser.

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