Sunday, 25 September 2011

Realenga de Agicampe, Granada Province.

Moth Trapping

Last night I made the decision to run the 125w MV lamp, what a mistake. I got up to find the trap, nearby plants and all the walls were swamped in small black beetles, literally 10s of thousands had been attracted in along with a few moths. New species or first time identified moths included Heliothis armigera (Scarce Bordered Straw) x2 and a single Clostera pigra (Small Chocolate-tip). Other species of note were Coscinia cribraria f. chysocephala (Speckled Footman), Leucochlaena oditis (Beautiful Gothic) and Tiger species Cymbalophora pudica.
Photographs from the top: Heliothis armigera (Scarce Bordered Straw), Clostera pigra (Small Chocolate-tip),Coscinia cribraria f. chysocephala (Speckled Footman) and Leucochlaena oditis (Beautiful Gothic).

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