Wednesday, 6 January 2016

The benefits of a little rain

We have been getting regular showers of rain over the last month or so. Not huge amounts, but enough to keep the plants putting out new shoots. A few warmer nights and there are more new moths appearing.
The first this week, Problepsis sancta STERRHINAE GEOMETRIDAE,  was on the window last night. Unfortunately,  because I take all the photograph of live moths, I was not able to get an underside photo. It flew off when the flash was fired.


Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- STERRHINAE
Genus:- Problepsis
Species:- sancta





The next one below was also on the window last night, but I have added a couple of other species from the same genus for comparison.




Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- ACONTIINAE
Genus:- Acontia
Species:- detrita






Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- ACONTIINAE
Genus:- Acontia
Species:- elaeoa







The two photos above, I believe are
Acontia elaeoa ACONTIINAE NOCTUIDAE
The one to the left I also have named Acontia elaeoa but I am not sure that is correct. I can't find a better match.

Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- ACONTIINAE
Genus:- Acontia
Species:- elaeoa (possibly)











 Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- ACONTIINAE
Genus:- Acontia
Species:- nivipicta




There are many more examples at :-
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/TaxBrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=113

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