I'm getting excited because the month of March is finally here and that means the return of moths and butterflies! Actually, I've been finding very modest numbers of moths throughout this past January and February. I've found 18 moth species to be exact. I identified 17 species and was stumped by a small micromoth, which I collected and will hopefully work out the ID later.
Tonight at the dusk to dawn lights at Dorsey's Knob Park, I found Spring Cankerworm (5), Dowdy Pinion (1), Toothed Phigalia (1) Aurora Semioscopis (1) and my magical mystery micromoth. The Aurora Semioscopsis was a new species for the year.