What Are Some of Your Most Desired Species? Mar 20, 2017 16:53:17 GMT -8
Post by rayrard on Mar 20, 2017 16:53:17 GMT -8
Early Hairstreak (saw 2 at Greylock in 2014 but the butterfly watchers were all over the place)
Hayhurst's Scallppwing (my freaking nemesis as I've looked for this multiple trips and seen it twice but failed to catch any)
Cecropia Moth (yes, I've never caught or seen this species)
Arctia caja and/or Platarctia parthenos
Grammia virgo or any of the big Grammia
Smerinthus sp. sphinxes
Hyparpax aurora (got the Florida Hyparpax species in 2014)
Hologram Moth (plusiid)
Update for mine. Not much on the butterfly front this year as I had ONE day trip, but I got two Erora on it so it paid off!
Moths I scored big time: I got the Cecropia (2 at light), Grammia virgo and virguncula bonus, Smerinthus cerisyi (4), saw a S. jamaicensis but someone else took it, caught a Eumorpha labruscae at light at Archbold Station in October to end the season on a high note, got a single Hyparpax aurora in MASS, the Hologram Moth (2) in the Berkshires, and my first Catocala unijuga!
Only things still on the list are:
Added to the list for this year are:
Papaipema apassionata & others
Also, SE Arizona in July for LepSoc I hope! First timer!