Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Realenga de Agicampe, Granada Province.

Moth Trapping.

Again I set the trap up out in the same place in the garden and had a much more interesting haul and again I decided to use the 15 watt actinic as it does not seem to be affected as much as the MV by the new much brighter street lighting now fitted. There were still high numbers of Eublemma parva (Small Marbled), Pyralis obsoletalis and Palpita vitrealis. Also there were many more Agrotis lata, Spodoptera exigua (Small Mottled Willow), Rhodometra sacraria (The Vestal), Microloxia herbaria, Tyta luctuosa (The Four-spotted), Acontia lucida (Pale Shoulder), Pseudozarba bipartite and Aetheria (Hecatera) dysodea (Small Ranunculus) then a few nights ago. Smaller numbers of Metachrostis velox, Raphia hybris (New Species), Actenia brunnealis, Mythimna putrescens (Devonshire Wainscot), Idaea manicaria, Idaea degeneraria (Portland Ribbon Wave) and Symmoca nigromaculella were also caught. Several species still need to be sorted out but a nice catch.
Photographs from the top: Microloxia herbaria, Raphia hybris and Idaea degeneraria (Portland Ribbon Wave).

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