An almost ideal warm and still night resulting in a large number of species visiting the sheet, seven of which are new records on the property.
Light: 50W UV CFL 71460
Direction: Sheet facing South-East
Runtime: 8:30pm – 10:30pm (2 hours).
- A Gryllotalpa sp. (Mole Cricket). These are apparently common visitors to moth sheets, but the first I’ve encountered.
- An Ecnolagria sp. (Honeybrown Beetle). These are everywhere at the moment, but I don’t usually encounter them on my property.
- One of the Slug Caterpillar Moths, a Pseudanapaea sp. A group that is difficult to ID beyond Genus.
- The first record of a Flea Beetle (Tribe Alticini) on the property, showing its enlarged hindleg femora.
- The first record of a Silvanid Flat Bark Beetle (Family Silvanidae) on the property. These are fungivores, but I’ve no idea exactly what they are feeding on, or whether it’s on my property or elsewhere.
- The first record of a Cylindrical Bark Beetles (Subfamily Colydiinae) on the property.
- The first record of a Plant Bug from the Tribe Leucophoropterini on the property.
- The first record of a Pleasing Fungus Beetles (Family Erotylidae) on the property.
- The first record of a Three-barred Earis (Earias paralella) on the property.