Friday, 27 April 2018

First backyard moths for 2018

Last night, I put my backyard light trap out for the first time this year and was pleased to find 5 macro moths of 5 species in the trap.  Nothing new but only my second Thaxter's Pinion .  I photographed 4 of them before they departed.  These are all stacked images i.e. multiple images of each moth that have been combined.

Great to get the mothing year started!

Thaxter's Pinion Moth (Lithophane thaxteri)
Gooseberry Stretchia (Stretchia muricina)
Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass (Xylena curvimacula)
False Pinion Moth (Litholomia napaea)
Speckled Green Fruitworm (Orthosia hibisci)

Thaxter's-PinionGoosebury-StretchiaDot-and-Dash-SwordgrassFalse-Pinion

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