2017 October 15
Another splendid crop of moths that Jochen Moehr is seeing at his home in Metchosin.
Agrochola purpurea (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jochen Moehr
Plemyria georgii (Lep.: Geometridae) Jopchen Moehr
The third is a species of Drepanulatrix – a genus which has been providing us with identification problems. In order of increasing preference, Jeremy Tatum writes, I would identify Jochen’s moth below as one of D. foeminaria, D. secundaria, D. monicaria. Actually I’m sufficiently sure that it is Drepanulatrix monicaria that that’s how I’m going to label it,
Drepanulatrix monicaria (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Moehr
At least seven butterfly-ers visited McIntyre reservoir today, and saw several Cabbage Whites, three Orange Sulphurs (at the north end of the reservoir), a Painted Lady (on the west side), and many Autographa californica. Kirsten Mills saw a Painted Lady at Prospect Lake Golf Course, and another one at the corner or Tillicum Road and Gorge Road.