Monday 13 May 2013

11 moths of 5 species

Last night was the best night for moth numbers so far with 11 macro moths of 5 species in the light trap.  Just one new species for the year though, which was a rather beaten up Small Engrailed Moth (Ectropis crepuscularia).  I’ve included a photograph of this moth from last year.  Other moths recorded were:

Small Engrailed Moth (Ectropis crepuscularia)    x1
Lappet Moth (Phyllodesma americana)              x2
False Pinion Moth (Litholomia napaea)              x1
Orthosia segregata (Orthosia segregata)            x3
Speckled Green Fruitworm (Orthosia hibisci)      x4

Off to Waterton now.  I think it may be too windy for a light trap tonight.

6597 Small Engrailed Moth (Ectropis crepuscularia) (3)Untitled_Panorama1

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