Saturday, 12 September 2009

Moth Trapping, Granada Province.

Moths caught at Realenga de Agicampe.

Back to using the Actinic trap after an attack on the MV by the local cats which resulted in a broken bulb. The weather was dry but quite a bit cooler with the temperature dropping down to 14 over night. A new species for the garden was Cymbalophora pudica a species of Tiger Moth which I had seen before down on the coast at Penny Hales near Estapona. At least 10 Egyptian Bollworms (Earias insulana) were caught along with 3+ Menophora japygiaria, The Four-spotted (Tyta luctuosa), The Vestal (Rhodometra sacraria), Chlorissa etruscaria, 8+ Small Mottled Willows (Spodoptera exigua), Cosmopolitan (Mythimna loreyi), Palpita unionalis-vitrealis and Small Marbled (Eublemma parva).
Photographs from the top: Cymbalophora pudica, Menophora japygiaria and Egyptian Bollworm (Earias insulana).

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