Mothing early January 2012

Scopula rubraria Family Geometridae Sub family sterrhinae

Scopula rubraria, one of our garden’s more common moths.

All these images and all previous night-time moth images are from around our house, none were from natural areas on the property. This was done primarily for convenience – it’s easy to hang up a sheet and turn on a light.

Some of the species names are accurate, many are best-guesses. Any comments and corrections are welcome. Of course, the light attracts invertebrates other than moths, so these are illustrated too. The last image in the post shows the ‘mothing catchment’: vegetable garden, fruit trees, ornamental native plants and native forest 70 m away. The weave of the sheet is approx 1 mm spacing.

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