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Spring 2017 - the moths are (on their) back(s) !

14 March 2017
A short blast of hot tropical air from the south yesterday had daytime temperatures rocketing up to 29°C by mid afternoon in the more inland parts of the New Territories, Hong Kong. Humidity was pretty high, too, up to 90% r.h., so it felt more like May than mid March. By dusk it was still 23°C, so I put the moth trap out on the roof for the night. At 20:30 hrs, there was quite a lot of activity, with several species of note. However, I shut down the trap at 01:00 as a cold front had started to chill things down and there was no more activity. In all, around 150 photos of about 60 species to sort out. As I write this, it is now 11:45, there is a "strong monsoon signal" in effect - the temperature has further dropped, to just 17°C and it's raining, windy, with very low cloud and leaden skies. Not mothing tonight!

Prettiest moth of the night - the small glossy white crambid Pseudargyria interuptella (not winning a prize for easily pronounced ...more ↓

Posted on March 14, 2017 09:53 AM by hkmoths hkmoths | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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To document the moth species in Hong Kong, as well as their distribution and abundance within Hong Kong, with an aim to assess the conservation status of each species.

I-Nat Guides to (1) common moths of HK and (2) moth species restricted to HK ...more ↓

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