|Moth hunters await the arrival of the moths (and rainclouds)|
Last Friday night (31 AUG 2015), a group of nature enthusiasts from the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy met at the CWC's Sylvan Solace Preserve for the Once In A Blue Moon Moth Hunt.
Unfortunately, about the same time that the moths started to roll in so did a rain storm. It started with wind, followed by light sprinkles. When the rain became heavier, I had to make the decision to shut things down. Hot lightbulbs and lots of extension cords do not mix very well with cold rains.
We did have a few moths come in before the came came. Most of them were very skittish (probably due to the changes in the weather) and did not stay long on our sheets. I was only able to get photos of one moth before we shut down - I know other people did get more pictures. I think this photograph was enough to identify the species. It appears to be a One-lined Sparganothis Leafroller (Sparganothis unifasciana).
|One-lined Sparganothis (Sparganothis unifasciana)|
UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled for this Friday (07 August 2015) at 9:00PM. If you plan on attending please sign up on the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy's website.