Saturday, 28 April 2018

Backyard moth count for the 28th April

11 moths of 4 species in the light trap this morning.  6 of these were Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass (Xylena curvimacula).  The most I’ve had of this species in one night.  There were 3 Speckled Green Fruitworm (Orthosia hibisci) and the new species for the year was, a not unexpected, Western Swordgrass Moth (Xylena thoracica).

Added a photo from a birding trip last week NE of Calgary.  Always nice to see the return of Long-billed Curlews.

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