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)|