[ncsc-moths] Re: Watauga County Moths--27 September 2011

  • From: kjchilds <kjchilds@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "ncsc-moths@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ncsc-moths@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 07:18:51 -0700 (PDT)

I had 2 Tolype velleda last night which has me wondering if they really have 
only one generation per year. I had 2 in early July that were obviously from 2 
different broods and then no more until late September. Is there possibly a 
second generation in the south or are all from last year? 

Ken Childs
Henderson, TN
Chester County


From: J. Merrill Lynch <jmerrilllynch@xxxxxxxxx>
To: ncsc-moths@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:52 AM
Subject: [ncsc-moths] Watauga County Moths--27 September 2011

Another mild night (overnight temps staying in the 60's) and another exciting 
one for moths.  I had two Large Tolypes along with a host of other species 
(probably around 40 species total) including 2 FOY and 1 lifer.  Unfortunately 
for me, my 160W MV light bulb decided to die and I had to replace it with an 
extra 15W UV fluorescent light.  Didn't seem to have much impact on number of 
moths though even though the 15W is obviously much dimmer than the MV bulb. 
6797 Ennomos magnaria (Maple Spanworm Moth)--FOY--beautiful fresh specimen
8574 Anticarsia gemmatalis (Velvetbean Caterpillar Moth)--FOY
9473 Papaipema impecuniosa (Aster Borer)--LIFER--My 12th species of Papaipema 
for Echo Valley--larval host plant is aster and sneezeweed (Helenium)

J. Merrill Lynch
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
Elevation:  3,400 feet

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