The Season is winding down and I usually get 1 new addition to my list, on most days. Now in my third summer with Moth-ing, I am happy to be able to ID many by sight. I still get tricked a lot though! lol
1. Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis - Goldenrod Gall Moth - Hodges#1986 NEW FOR ME Tony had this as a new species for NB in 2015...he must of sent it my way.
2. Xestia smithii - Smith's Dart - Hodges#10944...Joanne had this on the 16th...I did too, but I only got one pic and it took off. I had a nice fresh one this morning. New for me.
3. Papaipema pterisii - Bracken Borer Moth - Hodges#9480 FOS!! Hoping to get some new ones
4. Catocala antinympha - Sweetfern Underwing - Hodges#8775...Returned and is frequently hiding on the porch this week
Catocala blandula - Charming Underwing - Hodges#8867 Had a faded one in 2015, so I thought this one was something new.
Great moths and images, Nancy! I've had 8867 last year but I'll sure welcome 8775 if it visits! The same applies for 9480 [which is termed 'uncommon' in Peterson's] and don't think I've had 1986.
PS... often get 'tricked' often as well!
Thanks Joanne! I thought for sure you had the Sweetfern. It's out there right now. I only had the porch light on and just went out to turn on the trap light . I'll send it your way! :)
I've had Sensitive Fern but not Sweet Fern, Nancy.
Another facet of nature I dabble in is botany... ferns are a group I especially enjoy.... I have decent selection of ferns on my property.
Sweet Fern though, is not a fern but is a small shrub on the Bay family [if you find some, rub a bit between your fingers and smell]. I know where to find the species in other areas of NB but not around my property.
I knew you were into Ferns ...probably what threw me off. The Sensitive Fern Borer is a Beauty, I haven't had it yet this yr. I think it comes in Sept.
How about that, Sweet Fern is not a fern...:)