Saturday, 6 December 2008

December Mothing 2

It was warm enough to do a bit of mothing last night.

I was delighted to see my first "Emerald"! Two came in.
(Click to enlarge)

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! :-)

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
(Thanks MH)

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

Thanks Mosura :-)


Mosura said...

Diatenes aglossoides for that last one. I just realised too that it's the same moth Duncan posted on the mailing list.

Junior Lepid said...

Thanks for your help with No. 5 Mosura. I appreciate it.

Duncan said...

Number 4 is a beautiful moth JL. You're doing a lot better than me.

Junior Lepid said...

Morning Duncan - I don't think so from what I've seen of yours!

Had the sheet out last night but it got very cold very quickly. Only got one.