August Moths

August 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

With no threat of storms, I finally managed to get the bait and light traps out last night.  The combined total this morning was approximately 110 macro moths of 30 species.  The bait trap paid off with a Charming Underwing Moth (Catocala blandula).  I’ve only had this species once before and didn’t manage a particularly good photograph previously so I was happy to get a second chance.  Other new backyard species for the year included  a Northwestern Phoenix (eulithis xylina) and a Dark-spotted Looper Moth (Diachrysia aereoides).  The Celery Looper (Anagrapha falcifera) photograph was the product of 6 stacked photographs while the Dark-spotted Looper  was the product of 5 stacked photographs.

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