At the moment.... mostly about moths

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Moth trap 17

5 moths this morning, but it included 2 new species

1 Shuttle-shaped Dart
1 Brimstone Moth - still no photo of this, it flew of when i tried to move it
2 Light Brown Apple Moth
1 Yellow-barred Brindle


Yellow-barred Brindle (Acasis viretata)

Yellow-barred brindle ((Acasis viretata)


A very worn Light-brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas posvittana)

Light-brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas posvittana)


Moth totals

Total Species 20 (18 in garden)

Total moths 81


3 comments:

Bennyboymothman said...

Jerry
That's a Yellow-barred Brindle, I'm sure you know already just a mis-spelling (something I do alot working long hours and rising at 4.30am!)

JerryL said...

Ooops, I read one thing....I type something else. Thanks!

Robert said...

The Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) can be easily confused with some local moths (tortricidae). It may actually require a DNA test to confirm for sure.

The more interesting and sinister story is how some people in authoritative positions in government have used this moth to steal $100's of millions of the public's emergency funds.

Briefly & fascinating: http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/view/101130

More in depth and fascinating: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/10/07/18543327.php