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    Australian Moths 2019

    A few more from the last week: Aloa costalis (Erebidae; Arctiinae) - a new species for me Psilogramma exigua (Sphingidae) - my second new Sphingid species within a week. Sorolopha cyclotoma (Tortricidae; Olethreutinae) - one of two very similar species of Sorolopha that occur in Australia...
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    Australian Moths 2019

    Work keeps getting in the way of posting on here so my apologies for the gap between posts. The new trap site is I think going for quality instead of quantity which is fine, and is averaging around 40 species a night. Here are a few more from the last week: Aporocosmus lamprodeta (Crambidae...
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    Australian Moths 2019

    Well slightly later than I would have liked but I am now up and running again as my new black bulbs have arrived, the layout of the garden in our new house is such that had I tried to fire up my MVs I would have been lynched by two or three neighbours. The new black bulbs whilst less effective...
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    Australian Moths 2018

    My new "black bulbs" are still not here...oh the joys of living in remote Australia
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    A Not So Big Year 2019

    Doesn't count for my Not So Big Year but these recent colonist to Australia are always great to see...Spotted Whistling Duck
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    A Not So Big Year 2019

    Last few so far - I get back home over the weekend so with luck I may be able to add a couple more before returning to work... Little Corella Forest Kingfisher Lemon-bellied Flycatcher Red-capped Plover
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    A Not So Big Year 2019

    A selection from the year so far...one of the absolute joys of birding in the NT is that there is only one gull..... Little Black Cormorant Eastern Reef Heron Crimson Finch Yellow-throated Miner Silver Gull
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    A Not So Big Year 2019

    I am not much of a lister normally but this year decided to try see how many species I could see on my local patch - I have set myself a target of 150+ My local patch is based round the town of Nhulunbuy in East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. It is a slightly isolated community...
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    Australia, New Worlds.

    Etty Bay is the best site by far for these beauties. When my sister was over couple years ago we had five wandering around and at least two males calling an incredible noise that reverberates through your whole body. Great report as always Jos.
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    Australia, New Worlds.

    Recently moved to Nhulunbuy from Mossman and am really feeling nostalgic for my old stomping ground. Looking forward to reading the rest
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    Australian Moths 2018

    My first NT moth for almost six years...this was on the wall by the back door this morning. I think it is something in Blenina (Nolidae; Chloephorinae) or an allied genus but it is not one I recognise. The closest I can see is Blenina donans but when this flew off it did not have the yellow...
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    Australian Moths 2018

    Umm well my freight has arrived but not quite in the condition that it was dispatched (see photo one) insurance playing silly buggers as in some cases the item is not broken just completely missing and so they are questioning why I can't show them it...as a result there will be a further delay...
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    Australian Moths 2018

    Unfortunately not...had you been over four weeks ago would have said come round to mine but am now a fair way away from Cairns
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    Australian Moths 2018

    Aaaahhh our frieght has gone missing...no moth traps....no wine glasses...drinking direct from the bottle is not elegent! New garden is very small and not suitable for the MVs but have a smaller gecko type light that I will use if it ever turns up....most interesting nocturnal sighting so far in...
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    Caterpillar (moth), Atherton Tablelands, QLD - Australia

    I am far from certain but i would wonder if this is an Anthelinae sp, it does remind me of Chelepteryx collesi but it is lacking the spots that i would normally associate with caterpillars of this species
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    Australian Moths 2018

    There will be a prolonged gap between posts here as i am in the process of moving to remote North Arnhem land. Once.there i am not sure what trapping opportunities there will be once moved as we are moving into government housing
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    Bogey nailed!

    Beautiful...one of the many species I regret not seeing when I lived "up north"!!
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    Australian Moths 2018

    The undoubted highlight of the night and this week was this Erebus crepuscularis (Erebidae; Erebinae) that appeared ona palm tree close to the light last night. With a wingspan of close to 12cm it is a sizeable beast and not one that I catch regularly, this is my first since June 2017
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    Australian Moths 2018

    Hi Paul. Yes they are indeed very special - never a dull night when you catch one of these guys, on one memorable occasion I had two on the sheet and another flying around! This one had a narrow escape, I had not closed our screen door properly when I went out to check the trap and came back to...
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    Australian Moths 2018

    A few from last night Coscinocera hercules (Saturniidae) - always a pleasure to catch these. As with 99% of my records this is a male (have only caught a single female in four years). This is my eight male of the year to date. Euproctis actor (Lymantriidae) - a regular visitor to the sheet and...
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