24 May, 2024: Blacklight Party!

*Note: All parameters were taken at the start of survey unless otherwise stated.

Location: [redacted, private residence].

Date: 24 May, 2024

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Temperature: 22.2-18.9*C (72-66*F)

Humidity: 76-95%

Wind: S 4 MPH - E 3 MPH

Conditions: Clear. Storms are expected past 10. Heavy rain for past few days. Cloudy towards end of survey.

Surrounding habitat: Suburban neighborhood. Host yard is primarily eastern red cedar trees, with surroundings deciduous. A small creek is right down the street.

Notes: While waiting for insects to arrive to light, I wandered the yard in search of other creatures of interest. These have been included as well.

Posted on May 30, 2024 02:52 AM by nick_nv04 nick_nv04

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Scarabs (Family Scarabaeidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

In a suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Ground Beetles (Family Carabidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Eating what appears to be an earthworm. Suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Katydids, Crickets, and Allies (Suborder Ensifera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Eating a dead periodical cicada.

Cicada: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/218040145

Photos / Sounds

What

Periodical Cicadas (Genus Magicicada)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

A dead individual being eaten by a young katydid.

Katydid: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/218040041

Photos / Sounds

What

Ground Beetles (Family Carabidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Eating a periodical cicada in a suburban backyard.

Cicada: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/218041168

Photos / Sounds

What

Cassin's 13-Year Cicada (Magicicada tredecassini)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

A dead individual being fed upon by a ground beetle.

Beetle: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/218040936

Photos / Sounds

What

Caddisflies (Order Trichoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Stoneflies (Order Plecoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Midgets (Genus Elaphria)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

(This genus has a very unfortunate common name, geez...)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Click Beetles (Family Elateridae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

About 2 cm in length. Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. For scale, that click beetle is ~2 cm in length.

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What

Sap-feeding Beetles (Family Nitidulidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. ~0.5-0.75 cm?

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What

Prominent Moths (Family Notodontidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Large. Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Fruit and Flower Chafers (Subfamily Cetoniinae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

I'm in love with that wing pattern. I couldn't stop laughing when it showed up on the sheet. It's so perfect!

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Ichneumonid and Braconid Wasps (Superfamily Ichneumonoidea)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Grass-veneers and Allies (Subfamily Crambinae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Celery Leaftier Moth (Udea rubigalis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Ant Cricket (Myrmecophilus pergandei)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Maybe? Extremely small.

Photos / Sounds

What

Loopers (Family Geometridae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Maybe ~4cm in wingspan. Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Grass-veneers and Allies (Subfamily Crambinae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Thin-winged Owlet (Nigetia formosalis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Loopers (Family Geometridae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Long-horned Caddisflies (Family Leptoceridae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Grass Moths (Family Crambidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Prominent Moths (Family Notodontidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Seedcorn Beetles (Genus Stenolophus)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Beetle up top. Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Beetles (Order Coleoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

The lower beetle. Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Scarabs (Family Scarabaeidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Toe-winged Beetles (Family Ptilodactylidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Leafhoppers and Treehoppers (Superfamily Membracoidea)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Waterlily Leafcutter Moth (Elophila obliteralis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Waterlily Leafcutter Moth (Elophila obliteralis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-fringed Dolichomia Moth (Hypsopygia olinalis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Caddisflies (Order Trichoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Prominent Moths (Family Notodontidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Celtic Wave (Idaea celtima)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Flies (Order Diptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Wolf Spiders and Allies (Superfamily Lycosoidea)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Appeared on the back of my blacklight setup. I assume he just wandered.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Appeared near to where I was blacklighting.

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-collared Slug Moth (Apoda y-inversa)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Thin-lined Owlet (Isogona tenuis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

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