No light trap but one macro moth

May 30, 2013 - Persistent rain and a storm stopped me from putting the light trap out last night. However, I was surprised to find a mo...
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Still very few moths

May 29, 2013 - I had just one moth in the light trap on the 28th. However, it was a new species for the year. This is a very difficult...
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2 new backyard moths

May 27, 2013 - Just 3 moths of 3 species in the light trap last night but this included 2 new backyard moths! One was only my second He...
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The rain stopped…

May 26, 2013 - Unfortunately, no moths to report on but I did get my first Canadian Tiger Swallowtail of the year and the Gray Catbirds...
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Rain and more rain

May 24, 2013 - For the last few days rain has completely curtailed any moth trapping. So for something completely different, here is a...
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4 moths of 3 species

May 22, 2013 - The moth count continues to be low with just 4 moths of 3 species in the light trap last night. There was one, as yet, u...
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A quiet moth night

May 21, 2013 - Just 6 moths of 6 species last night. The one new species for the year was a Tawny Eupithecia (Eupithecia ravocostaliata...
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A few Waterton area moths

May 20, 2013 - Sorry for the lack of blog entries but I’ve been away for 6 days chasing bears in the Waterton Lakes National Park… Due...
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11 moths of 5 species

May 12, 2013 - Last night was the best night for moth numbers so far with 11 macro moths of 5 species in the light trap. Just one new s...
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8 moths of 4 species

May 12, 2013 - There were 8 moths of 4 species in the light trap last night. The one new species for the year was a Lappet Moth (Phyllo...
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5 moths of 4 species

May 11, 2013 - There were 5 moths of 4 species in the traps last night. A slightly damaged Large Grey Pinion (Lithophane georgii) was t...
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6 moths of 6 species

May 10, 2013 - There were 6 moths of 6 species in the traps last night. 5 macro moths in the light trap and one micro which was only 4m...
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3 macro moths

May 09, 2013 - Just 3 moths of 2 species in the light trap last night. 2x Speckled Green Fruitworm (Orthosia hibisci) and 1 new backyar...
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3 macro moths

May 08, 2013 - Just one each of 3 macro moth species in the light trap last night: Nameless Pinion (Lithophane fagina) Gooseberry Str...
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A windy night

May 07, 2013 - At 3am I heard some very gusty winds outside so I decided to empty the light trap and put it away. Although I was half a...
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A second new backyard moth species for the year

May 06, 2013 - There were 5 moths in the light trap last night. 2 Speckled Green Fruitworms (Orthosia hibisci), 2 Subdued Quakers (Orth...
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First new macro moth species of the year

May 05, 2013 - As I had hoped it was a better night with 6 species in the light trap. 1 micro and 5 macro moths. The new backyard speci...
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Just two moths…

May 04, 2013 - Last night there was one Speckled Green Fruitworm (Orthosia hibisci) in the light trap and one Nameless Pinion Moth (Lit...
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A rainy night

May 03, 2013 - In spite of the rain I did get the first moth of the year in my bait trap. The light trap was empty. I’m pretty sure thi...
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At last some more moths…

May 02, 2013 - Two species in the light trap last night, Gooseberry Stretchia (Stretchia muricina) and False Pinion (Litholomia napaea)...
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