Friday 19 July 2013

A bumper moth day! (blog entry for the 17th July)

There were at least 85 macro moths of 27 species in the light trap on the 17th.  37 of these were “Thoughtful Apamea” moths (Apamea cogitata) which are, by far, my most common backyard moth at this time of the year.  There was one new backyard species, a Rannoch Looper (Speranza brunneata).  Unfortunately, I only managed a single photograph of this moth before it flew off. 

The new species for the year were:

Idia concisa near aemula - Currently an undescribed species
The Scribe (Lettered Habrosyne) (Habrosyne scripta)
Rannoch Looper (Speranza brunneata)
Single-lined Emerald (Nemoria unitaria)
Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth (Malacosoma disstria)
Virgin Tiger (Grammia virgo)
Dark-spotted Palthis (Palthis angulalis)
Abstrusa Looper (Syngrapha abstrusa)
Lined Quaker (Apamea inficita)
Neoligia subjuncta (Neoligia subjuncta)
Polia Moth (Polia piniae)
Hitched Arches (Melanchra adjuncta)
Leucania commoides (Leucania commoides)
Anhimella contrahens (Anhimella contrahens)
Morrison's Sooty Dart (Pseudohermonassa tenuicula)
Dingy Cutworm (Feltia jaculifera)




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