Moths from the island of Nevis, West Indies, April 2022

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As well as the butterflies I recorded, I did also manage to find a few moths on Nevis, so I thought perhaps I would try to list them here. Some of the IDs may be incorrect. And many are incomplete.

Towards the end of the list I have included several observations which may be duplicate species. Since I know so little, this was in the hope that someone more expert can tell me what is what.

The first group of small drab moths are from a grazing area inland a short distance, an area which is rich in Desert Horse Purslane and Alkali Heliotrope. The second group of drab-colored moths is from an area on the upper beach platform which has mostly Beach Morning Glory. I am assuming that at least some of the moth species that are present in each area are using the dominant plant(s) as a food species for their larvae.

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Genus Micrathetis
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112097747

Cabbage Webworm Moth maybe
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112098327

Crambid Moths
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111310654

Owlet Moths and Allies
.https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110576092

Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110516598

Genus Achyra
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110516657

Achyra bipedalis
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110588824

Achyra sp.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110711324

Bagworm Moths
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110839219

More Bagworm Moths
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112288768

Crambini
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110884120

Achyra bipedalis larva
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111309019

Spotted Oleander Moth
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111568129
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111701239

Triplex Cutworm Moth
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111701239

Genus Chrysoteuchia
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111973196

Genus Urola
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111973196

Triplex Cutworm Moth
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112207519

Eublemma recta Straight-lined Seed Moth?
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112207483

Crambid Snout Moths
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112207483

Genus Eublemma recta Straight-lined Seed Moth ?
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112207429

Genus Eublemma recta Straight-lined Seed Moth ?
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112207414

Genus Micrathetis
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112305554
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NOTE: If you look at my observations, you will see that some of the moths are photographed in situ on vegetation. Others were captured in a BioQuip child's butterfly net, then chilled until they were torpid, photographed, allowed to warm up, and then released to fly away.

Posted by susanhewitt susanhewitt, April 24, 2022 17:17

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Straight-lined Seed Moth (Eublemma recta)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

April 20, 2022 05:59 PM AST

Photos / Sounds

What

Straight-lined Seed Moth (Eublemma recta)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

April 20, 2022 05:59 PM AST

Photos / Sounds

What

Grass Moths (Family Crambidae)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

April 20, 2022 06:00 PM AST

Photos / Sounds

What

Straight-lined Seed Moth (Eublemma recta)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

April 20, 2022 06:00 PM AST

Photos / Sounds

What

Triplex Cutworm Moth (Micrathetis triplex)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

April 20, 2022 06:37 PM AST

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