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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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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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Mothing late March 2013

The second half of March stayed cool, but the garden and bush were drying out- no rainfall to speak of for quite a few weeks now. Perhaps the pick of the bunch was this male Boisduval‘s Autumn Moth (Oenosandra boisduvalii), … Continue reading

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Moths Early March 2013

My home mothing activities have become a quasi-seasonal survey of the moth fauna in this mixed habitat: part Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23), part exotic vegetable, fruit and ornamental garden. The first half of March 2013 saw about 39 types … Continue reading

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