2021 June 28
Jochen Möhr’s moths from Metchosin this morning:
8 Malacosoma californicum (7f, 1m)
1 Pasiphila rectangulata
1 Spargania magnoliata
1 Tyria jacobaeae
Pasiphila rectangulata (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr
Spargania magnoliata (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr
Jochen also sends photographs of a skipper and a damselfly:
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola (Lep.: Hesperiidae) Jochen Möhr
Boreal/Northern Bluet Enallagma boreale/annexum (Odo.: Coenagrionidae) Jochen Möhr
Val George writes: On June 27, I went to Swan Lake to look for Liam’s Black Saddlebags. There were many dragonflies and damselflies near the lollipop. I counted at least eight species, including two Black Saddlebags. Two moths were on the walls near the entrance to the nature house, a Malacosoma californicum and the one in the photo, Coryphista meadii.
Coryphista meadii (Lep.: Geometridae) Val George
On June 26, Rosemary Jorna photographed this small moth near Kemp Lake. Identified by Libby Avis as a Cherry Bark Tortricid Enarmonia formosana. The caterpillars do apparently feed on the bark of cherry and related trees.
Enarmonia formosana (Lep.: Tortricidae) Rosemary Jorna
Lynda Dowling sends a photograph of a Satyr Anglewing butterfly from her Happy Valley farm, June 28.
Satyr Anglewing Polygonia satyrus (Lep.: Nymphalidae) Lynda Dowling
Jeremy Tatum writes that several Satyr Anglewings, originating as caterpillars on nettles along Lochside Drive north of Blenkinsop Lake, have been energing as adults in the last few days.