Wednesday, 14 January 2009

January Mothing - 3

A couple of still nights yielded a few new species.

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No. 1 Piloprepes antidoxa
OECOPHORIDAE : Oecophorinae

No. 2 Moerarchis inconcisella
TINEIDAE : Myrmecozelinae

No. 3 Oenochroma vinaria (Pink-bellied or Hakea Moth)
(I've not seen this moth since 2006)
GEOMETRIDAE : Oenochrominae

No. 4 Circopetes obtusata
GEOMETRIDAE : Oenochrominae
No. 5 Another Cup Moth. Doratifera sp - possibly Doratifera pinguis. This one has a very dark abdomen.


Duncan said...

Nice ones JL, the beetles must be leaving you alone, still hopeless here.

Junior Lepid said...

They've been pretty bad here too, Duncan. i had to cope with an ant swarm on Tuesday night!! A still night here is a bit of a novelty, so I just soldiered on! :-)

Denis Wilson said...

Its always nice to see some of those fat hairy moths on one's fingers.
Lovely creatures.

Bennyboymothman said...

Nice selection of moths! well done

Junior Lepid said...

They're cute little tackers, aren't they, Denis! :-)

Thank you Bennyboy and welcome to Australia! :-)

You will hear me screaming about the lack of moths when winter hits here too. :-)

Bennyboymothman said...

Heh yes, well it gives me time to sort the trap out for the next season and sow some seeds!