I’ve just returned from a weeks vacation in the southern Okanagan. I’ll include a few moths from the Okanagan in the next couple of blogs.
Last night there were 29 macro moths of 16 species in my Calgary backyard light trap. 9 of these were new species for the year. One of these was a moth that I haven’t recorded before, a Small Phoenix Moth (Ecliptopera silaceata). The other new species were:
American Idia (Idia americalis)
Yellow-headed Cutworm Moth (Northern Quaker) (Apamea amputatrix)
Thoughtful Apamea (Apamea cogitata)
Garden Arches (Lacanobia radix)
Bristly Cutworm Moth (Lacinipolia renigera)
Many-lined Wainscot (Leucania multilinea)
Rosy Dart (Diarsia rosaria)
The One-eyed Sphinx Moth (Smerinthus cerisyi) is an Okanagan photograph. These moths appear to be quite common in the area.