The block of old bush at Glenmaggie was the location on a calm warm night, ideal conditions, with kookaburras and treecreepers calling, and micro bats flitting as darkness fell. With the light shining things were quiet for quite a while, as often happens, then a couple of metres away I spotted something on the ground, a Golden Notodontid, Neola semiaurata with its wings spread. This species is widespread in Victoria, but I have only recorded it at this spot, it flies from October to March, several came to the light last November.
And secondly a big Endoxyla encalypti that flapped around frantically for quite a while, often upside down. I finally photographed it on the ground, unfortunately it had lost a lot of scales resulting in the bald patch.
An interesting arrival was a Yellow-tailed Stub Moth, the less commonly seen Discophlebia catocalina, After a few attempts, a flight shot showed the black and white hind wings that are a diagnostic feature for identification.
Three examples of a very attractive Noctuid moth that was new to me came in, it is Prometopus inassueta. The larvae are known to feed on Golden Wattle, Acacia pycnantha, a common plant in this bush block.
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