Sunday, 23 August 2009

Moth Trapping, Granada Province.

Moths caught at Realenga de Agicampe.

Again I was using the 125MV trap, it was a warm night with the temperature not dropping below +20 and the sky was clear. There were a couple of new species for the year, Cosmopolitan (Mythimna loreyi) and Pale Shoulder (Acontia lucida) and a couple of new moths for the garden list. Pine Processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa), a moth that I have seen more as larva, forming there long nose to tail line and Eutelia adulatrix which is quite distinctive in the way that the wings and abdomen rest. Agrotis lata, The Vestal (Rhodometra sacraria), Small Mottled Willow (Spodoptera exigua), Small Marbled (Eublemma parva), Menophra japygiaria, Four-spotted Moth (Tyta luctuosa), Ni Moth (Trichoplusia ni) and Antigastra catalaunalis were a few of the other species caught.
Photographs from the top: Pale Shoulder (Acontia lucida), Cosmopolitan (Mythimna loreyi), Eutelia adulatrix and Pine Processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa).










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