A selection of moths to the light from the garden, beginning with a fresh female Entometa fervens, the Common Gum Snout Moth. (Lasiocampidae)
Some Geometrids, a female Teatree Emerald, Aeolochroma metarhodata, (Geometrinae)
Cleora sp (2) (MOV) female, (Boarmiini)
Aporoctena sp (1) (MOV) male, (Nacophorini)
The next moth, Maroga melanostigma, (Xylorictidae) one of the timber moths, fluttered around frantically and was only able to be thus photographed. This species is fairly common, and probably came from an Acacia floribunda that is being systematically eaten to death by the boring larvae.
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On this night large numbers of the Australian Native Budworm, Helicoverpa punctigera, (Heliothinae) descended on to the light and sheet, generally making a nuisance of themselves. Several other species of Noctuidae also came in including these two, male Agrotis munda and male Agrotis porphyricollis, (Noctuinae) Both these moths are interesting in that they have pectinate antennae, whereas Noctuids more generally have simple antennae.
Three smaller moths to conclude, Thallarcha sparsana, (Lithosiinae) the Fair Footman.
An Oecophorinae species,
And a Pyralid, Mimaglossa nauplialis.