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October 04, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Not unsurprisingly, with overnight temperatures below freezing and the first snow since spring, there have been no moths for the last two nights.  However, there were 10 moths of 5 species on Sunday night.  Given the low temperatures I was quite surprised at this number.  Nothing new for the year but there was an Alfalfa Looper (Autographa californica) that had a stigma in two parts.  I think this is the first time I've seen an Alfalfa Looper that that doesn't have a one part stigma.  I'm hoping that there may still be a few moths around as the weather improves over the weekend.  Maybe a Fall Cankerworm Moth (Alsophila pometaria) will be my 200th macro.

Alfalfa Looper (Autographa californica)

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