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Monthly Archive for November, 2016

Visitors to the light.

Lots of insects other than moths come to the moth light, and on some nights they can cover the sheet and make the job quite difficult. The first image was from such a night, a small part of the sheet with a longicorn beetle and many small insects with two Dichromodes obtusata. Assassin bugs of […]

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Sweet Nectar.

Visits to the garden at night recently have been notable for a whirling of moths around the flowering Callistemons and Leptospermum macrocarpum. Bogong Moths, Agrotis infusa, have been building up their body fat reserves to tide them over their summer aestivation in the cool rocky shelters in the mountains. Other species have been nectaring too, […]

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