|Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor)|
Yesterday morning's trap gave the first positive sign that the moth population is continuing to survive in the Shandy Hall gardens and it coincided with the arrival of Ariel from the University of Pennsylvania, who will be taking over the recording of the moth species and writing the blog posts. Barred Straw, Burnished Brass, Poplar Hawk-moth, Marbled Minor, Barred Yellow, Agapeta hamana, Small Fan-foot, Flame, Flame Shoulder, Green Arches, Dark Arches, Green Pug, Uncertain, Light Emerald and a great number more were identified - with a couple of puzzles yet to be resolved.
|Small Fan-foot (Herminia grisialis)|
|Barred Yellow (Cidana fulvata)|
Post by Ariel A Smith UPenn