Tuesday, May 31, 2011

'miller' moths

The army cutworm (Euxoa auxiliaris) flght has been producing a steadying flush of moths over the past month. Any day that provides a bit of sun and warmth, one can find these moths about. However, we have been quite cold and rainy for the last month as well. Therefore it is difficult to say whether or not we are experiencing a larger flush of moths relative to last year. On the others hand I do seem to be finding more of them in my garage, in windows, and in public restrooms (see photo) than last year. Perhaps this week, since it is supposed to get much warmer and be free from precipitation, may reveal the true abundance of what the locals call 'miller moths' this year.
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