Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Early spring

The moths are starting to think it is spring, with a few new moths coming to the windows at night.
There are plenty of new shoots on most of the plants and no doubt the larvae are out there eating and developing.

Eccymatoge aorista LARENTIINAE GEOMETRIDAE

Eccymatoge is sometimes spelt Eucymatoge


 Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- LARENTIINAE
Genus:- Eccymatoge
Species:- aorista




The entry below was edited 15/10/2017 

Eccymatoge Poss morphna LARENTIINAE GEOMETRIDAE



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- LARENTIINAE
Genus:- Eccymatoge 
Species:- Sp Possibly morphna

Edited 15/10 2017 I previously thought this was E. aorista but now believe it to be E. morphna



The markings on the wings can vary quite a lot.

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Ardiosteres moretonella PSYCHIDAE

The moth larvae of the Genus Ardiosteres have been found living in ants nests. There are a number of moths and butterfly larvae that manage to have a relationship with various ant species and use the ants for food and protection and in return, in some cases at least, they excrete a sticky fluid that the ants eat.
Moths of the Family PSYCHIDAE are case moths.



Family:- PSYCHIDAE
Sub Family:-
Genus:- Ardiosteres
Species:- moretonella



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