Post by Rev. Redmond Farrier on Sept 26, 2011 15:23:16 GMT -8
Since I got my mv bulb set up I have had quite a few interesting moths show up at my light sheet. I realize that most are quite common, but I am interested in collecting and recording local insect species so I collect the beautiful as well as the mundane.
Post by starlightcriminal on Sept 27, 2011 5:14:42 GMT -8
The Grammia that you think might be apantensis I think cannot be firmly identified without dissecting the genitalia of the males. I have that issue with two that occur here in Florida, presumably the same two where you are so close by. Since I have just a few, they have only Grammia sp. labels with both epithets underneath in case someone someday with more expertise than I wants to pick them apart to see. I will keep them intact while in my hands, they're my only examples so I don't want to damage them.
The micro that is colorful is called Atteva aurea. They're common for short periods here too, really a pretty micro.