Sunday 23 April 2023

Autumn Beauties

 The season is changing in the northern tropics of Australia. Daily temperatures are gradually lowering and the "wet season" is coming to a close--hopefully. With the days slightly shorter, there is a changing regime of insects. Many of the same species stick around until conditions become too dry or cool, but many others are appearing.

Here are a few insects that have been coming t the lights.

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Drepanidae Tridrepana lunulata 

Geometridae Eumelea rosalia female 
Crambidae Diaphania indica broadcasting
Aganaidae Asota caricae
Geometridae Genus ?
Anthelidae Anthela sp
Noctuidae Phyllodes imperialis the Imperial Moth

Anthelidae Anthela sp head on
Arctiidae Amata bicolor 
Arctiidae Chamaita barnardi
Crambidae Glyphodes actorionalis 
Crambidae Heortia vitessoides
Crambidae Parotis sp 
Crambidae Parotis sp head-on
Geometridae Berta chrysolineata
Noctuidae Donuca castalia 
Geometridae Aeolochroma viridicata 
Noctuidae Anomis lyona
Tettigoniidae; Phaneropterinae; Cuirrimundria delicata female
Tettigoniidae; Phaneropterinae; Cuirrimundria delicata female
Tettigoniidae; Phaneropterinae; Kurandoptera purpura female
Tettigoniidae; Phaneropterinae; Kurandoptera purpura female
This vespid wasp seems to be at the end of her life. She sat in the sun all day.
Active caterpillar on tree trunk.Family Lymantriidae???
Trigonidiidae; Trigonidiinae; Homoeoxipha lycoides The Tinkling Leaf-runner

Gryllotalpidae: Gryllotalpinae; Gryllotalpa sp

Lampyridae: Luciola sp


Paul said...

Amazing pics D, and - as always, I've picked up some new knowledge. Thank you.

Tyson Holt said...

Interesting thouughts