Category Archives: Insects

New Year’s Eve visitors

Some gate-crashers arrived on NYE – a motley bunch, but colourful. It’s always a pleasure to see the Golden Stag Beetle. A preying mantis at the light didn’t seem to bother the local moths, who seemed happy to land on the big … Continue reading

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Moths of Feb. 2014

Its August and I’m only just posting moths of February! Still, there are some lovely specimens here and a few new species for the property. I have put in multiples of some species/specimens to illustrate variability. I’ll fill in more … Continue reading

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January 2014 moths

As mentioned in the previous post, it’s now a little over 12 months since I started the monthly documentation of moths that come to my moth-light on the veranda of our house, here at Boho South in north-east Victoria. When … Continue reading

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November’s offering to the light (2013)

Over 40 species of moth graced the light during November 2013, including several new species like the stunning Iropoca Moth, at left. Most species were from the Family Geometroidea, the waves, carpets, emeralds and allies. Though slowly becoming familiar with … Continue reading

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Moths of September 2013

Though not many, we did have a few mild nights in September; early and late, with several cold weeks in between. So, I’ve split the information into two sections- early September and late September. On a couple of particularly mild … Continue reading

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Moths of May-June 2013

Not having paid particular attention to moths in previous years, I wasn’t sure I’d be seeing many once the weather got cooler. And whilst that certainly turned out to be the pattern (June had less activity than May, which had … Continue reading

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April Moths – 2013

Our Indian Summer (mild April weather) kept nocturnal insect life interesting. About 35+ moth species came to the light in April. The most exotic specimens have been large, dive-bombing moths that suddenly appear for a day or two and then … Continue reading

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