It was warm enough to do a bit of mothing last night.
I was delighted to see my first "Emerald"! Two came in.
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No. 1 If I am correct, this is Chlorocoma dichloraria. However, I have received advice that there may be several species that look very much alike in the Emeralds, so my moth might or might not be as named! :-)
GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE
No. 2 appears to be a paler form of Sceliodes cordalis I photographed in October this year.
GRAMBIDAE : Pyraustinae - Spilomenlini
No. 3 Pyralis farinalis
No. 4. A strikingly marked moth approximately 2cm in length.
I'm not sure what it is. It might belong to Crambidae or it might be something else.
Assistance would be appreciated! :-)
UPDATE: This moth is probably Dichromodes sp.
GEOMETRIDAE : Oenochrominae
No 5. When I first saw this moth, I thought it might have been Ectropis excursaria until I noticed the spots.
Static wingspan would have been around 3 to 4cm.
No idea so help again will be appreciated.
UPDATE: Diatenes aglossoides
NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE
Thanks Mosura :-)
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