Monday 19 August 2013

A few more August moths

With the somewhat unpredictable overnight weather conditions it has been a little quieter with regards to moth numbers for August.  Having said that it has been picking up a bit over the last couple of days and I’m getting at least one or two Underwings in the bait trap each night now.  Last night there were 68 species of 22 macro moths in my backyard bait and light traps.  This number doesn’t include one or two Euxoa species which I haven’t (and may not be able to) identified.  The new species for the last few days are as follows:

Hydriomena Furcata (Hydriomena furcata)
American Ear Moth (Amphipoea americana)
Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis)
Brown Arches Moth (Lacinipolia stricta)
Venerable Dart (Dusky Cutworm) (Agrotis venerabilis)
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)

I’ve included another Semirelict Underwing Moth (Catocala semirelicta) photograph as this has some slightly different markings.



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