Category Archives: moth

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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December 2013 Moths

About 40 species of moth found the light in December 2013. Many of these were regulars, but several, like the Bag-shelter Moth aka Processionary Moth, were rare or unusual visitors. Happy to receive any feedback re the specimens I’ve named … 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 October 2013

This month over 30 species came to the light on the front verandah. Most species had been recorded before, though I hadn’t necessarily been able to name to them all. Let’s see how we go this time. We had quite … 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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