Monday, 22 March 2010

Catching Up With Mothing

It's been a while since I've done any blogging.

I am just getting my feet back on solid ground after recently finding out one option to divert the highway round the local town would give me a 4-lane freeway frontage! Of course, if this option becomes a reality, there is no way I would be able to live with that!

At this point, I am hoping the 3 of 4 options which are close to me - and the most expensive, will fall off the agenda when the final decision as to the new freeway location is made in a few months time.

Anyway, back to mothing!

Yesterday, my neighbour said as he was leaving "what's this one?'
The Anthelid was sitting on my path in broad daylight in almost the same position as the Golden Sun Moth I photographed last November.

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A very nice male.
Anthela denticulata

This is Araeopaschia species ovipositing on a wall.
Pyralidae: Epipaschiinae

This was a new moth for me.
Aglaopus species.
Thyrididae : Striglininae

Now that I have stopped hyperventilating for a bit over the freeway options likely to directly or indirectly impact upon my quiet enjoyment of this rural setting, which has been my home for 29 years, I might be able to keep this blog updated! :-)