National Moth Week

On Wednesday evening, July 26, three Normanites (including @ehjalmarson) gathered in a field near a wooded area south of Lake Thunderbird and setup a bright light pointed at a white table cloth draped over a ladder. As the sun was setting we took off on a walk and looked for moths and other creatures in the area. I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I was hoping maybe I would see a handful of familiar species and, if I was lucky, a few new ones. We immediately encountered a large moth that was unfamiliar to me (Sad Underwing, Catocala maestosa) and continued to see other species we didn't know - as well as a mouse and at least 2 species of frogs.

When we circled back to our light setup we were excited to find that a number of moths and other insects had been drawn to the light. We stayed in place for another 2 hours, photographing every new species we saw. In the end, we documented about 30 distinct species of moths, a few of which we have not yet identified. The most common moth we saw was Grape Leaffolder (Desmia funeralis), followed by Olive Arta Moth (Arta olivalis), and Light-ribboned Wave (Leptostales ferruminaria).

Other interesting sightings include:
Banded Net-winged Beetle (Calopteron reticulatum )
Lesser Ivory-marked Beetle (Eburia mutica)
Rhynchomitra microrhina

It was a very enjoyable and fruitful evening! We all added several species to our life lists.

Publicado por zdufran zdufran, 28 de julio de 2017

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Julio 26, 2017 08:30 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 08:34 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 08:50 PM CDT

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Maybe Maple Webworm Moth (Pococera)

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Julio 26, 2017 08:53 PM CDT

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Polilla Búho Triste de Alas Bajas (Catocala maestosa)

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Julio 26, 2017 08:56 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 09:05 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 09:10 PM CDT

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MANY individuals of this species

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Gusano Cogollero del Maíz (Spodoptera frugiperda)

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Julio 26, 2017 09:23 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 09:26 PM CDT

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2nd individual of this species

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Julio 26, 2017 09:33 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 09:34 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 09:36 PM CDT

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Many individuals of this species

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Julio 26, 2017 09:50 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 09:46 PM CDT

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MANY individuals of this species

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Julio 26, 2017 09:47 PM CDT

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Not sure about this one

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Julio 26, 2017 09:58 PM CDT

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packardii or plumbea

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Julio 26, 2017 10:44 PM CDT

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Pretty sure this is the correct ID

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Julio 26, 2017 10:39 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 10:28 PM CDT

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possibly Garden Webworm Moth (Achyra rantalis)

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Julio 26, 2017 10:30 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 10:25 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 10:12 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 10:10 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 10:14 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 10:12 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 10:54 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 09:50 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 10:29 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 10:36 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 09:41 PM CDT

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Probably biplagialis

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Julio 26, 2017 10:12 PM CDT

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Probably a Bleptina or Renia

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Julio 26, 2017 09:41 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 10:24 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 10:33 PM CDT

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Julio 26, 2017 10:41 PM CDT

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