Tuesday 2 July 2013

Two of my favourite moths

The moth numbers continue to increase with 31 macro moths of 20 species last night.  There were 7 new backyard moths for the year as follows:

Clandestine Dart (Spaelotis clandestina)
Split-lined Angle Moth (Speranza bitactata
Thoughtful Apamea (Apamea cogitata)
Anarta farnhami
Lesser Wainscot (Mythimna oxygala)
American Idia (Idia americalis)
Putnam's Looper Moth (Plusia putnami)

I have to say that Anarta farnhami and Putnam's Looper Moth (Plusia putnami) are two of my favourite noctuids.  I find the intricate patterns and subtle colours of Anarta farnhami quite amazing.


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