A humid atmosphere is supposed to be a plus for the mothing game, but that couldn’t have been further from the truth when I headed out to a favourite location for the first 2013 session. We are in the grip of a long hot dry spell, and the bush was showing it, the foliage of the hop goodenias was brown and withered, the leaves of the pomaderris shrubs were wilted and drooping, and even the bracken fern fronds were burnt and brown. However, it was an interesting night with two records looking to be quite significant, but this post is about some of the other visitors to the light. Thankfully, beetles were scarce, they can be a real nuisance, but one that settled on the sheet was worth a photo.
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