27 May, 2024: Blacklight Party!

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

Location: [redacted, private residence].

Time: 8:20 PM-10:00 PM

Temperature: 23.8° C / 75° F

Humidity: 67%

Wind: WNW 4 mph

Conditions: partially cloudy, transitioning to overcast within an hour. The previous two days had been filled with heavy rains and thunderstorms, leading to saturated earth and foliage. The quarter moon was to fall on the 30th, for what it's worth.

Surrounding habitat: Suburban neighborhood. Tree composition in home yard is primarily eastern red cedar, while surrounding acres host more deciduous trees. A small creek is within a short jaunt.

Notes: While waiting on insects to arrive to the light, I wandered the yard to seek wandering insects and other finds. These are included in the associated observations.

Posted on May 29, 2024 01:15 PM by nick_nv04 nick_nv04

Observations

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What

Scarabs (Family Scarabaeidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Scarab #1

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #1

Photos / Sounds

What

Caddisflies (Order Trichoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Caddisfly #1

Photos / Sounds

What

Rove Beetles (Family Staphylinidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

I think? Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Rove beetle #1

Photos / Sounds

What

Plum Curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar)

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

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Click beetle #1

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

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What

Click Beetles (Family Elateridae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Click beetle #2

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What

Earwigs (Order Dermaptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

On an eastern red cedar tree.

Photos / Sounds

What

Cassin's 13-Year Cicada (Magicicada tredecassini)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Photos / Sounds

What

Typical House Centipedes (Family Scutigeridae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Scavenging on dead periodical cicada.

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What

Periodical Cicadas (Genus Magicicada)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Dead individual fed upon by a ground beetle.

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What

Changeable Mantleslug (Megapallifera mutabilis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Photos / Sounds

What

Hackberry Dagger (Acronicta rubricoma)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Almost grabbed this one on accident.

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Cloverworm Moth (Hypena scabra)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #2

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Rove beetle #2

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What

Snowy Urola Moth (Urola nivalis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #3

Photos / Sounds

What

Caddisflies (Order Trichoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Caddisfly #2

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

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What

Sculptured Moth (Eumarozia malachitana)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #4

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What

Variegated Cutworm Moth (Peridroma saucia)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #5

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What

Variegated Cutworm Moth (Peridroma saucia)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #6

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What

Fruit and Flower Chafers (Subfamily Cetoniinae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Scarab #2

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #7

Photos / Sounds

What

Grass-Veneers (Tribe Crambini)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #8

Photos / Sounds

What

Click Beetles (Family Elateridae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Click beetle #2

Photos / Sounds

What

Orange Wing (Mellilla xanthometata)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #9

Photos / Sounds

What

Gallinipper (Psorophora ciliata)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Big. Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

White-roped Glaphyria Moth (Glaphyria sesquistrialis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #10

Photos / Sounds

What

Pug Moths & Allies (Tribe Eupitheciini)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #11

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #12

Photos / Sounds

What

Grass-veneers and Allies (Subfamily Crambinae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #13

Photos / Sounds

What

Celery Leaftier Moth (Udea rubigalis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #14

Photos / Sounds

What

White-roped Glaphyria Moth (Glaphyria sesquistrialis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #15

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What

Clover Hayworm Moth (Hypsopygia costalis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #16

Photos / Sounds

What

Typical House Centipedes (Family Scutigeridae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Under a deck.

Fungi

Photos / Sounds

What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Under a deck.

Photos / Sounds

What

Tortricid Leafroller Moths (Family Tortricidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth # 17

Photos / Sounds

What

Crane Flies (Infraorder Tipulomorpha)

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. Caddisfly #3

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Body ~1cm.

Photos / Sounds

What

North American Wood Cockroaches (Genus Parcoblatta)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #18

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #19

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #20

Photos / Sounds

What

Click Beetles (Family Elateridae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Click beetle #3

Photos / Sounds

What

Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)

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. Moth #21

Photos / Sounds

What

Scarabs (Family Scarabaeidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Scarab #3

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #22

Photos / Sounds

What

Juniper Geometer Moth (Patalene olyzonaria)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #23

Photos / Sounds

What

Beetles (Order Coleoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Grass-Veneers (Tribe Crambini)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #24

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Udea

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #25

Photos / Sounds

What

Tortricid Leafroller Moths (Family Tortricidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #26

Photos / Sounds

What

Painted Lichen Moth (Hypoprepia fucosa)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #27

Photos / Sounds

What

Grass-Veneers (Tribe Crambini)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #28

Photos / Sounds

What

Typical Leafhoppers (Family Cicadellidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Cloverworm Moth (Hypena scabra)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #29

Photos / Sounds

What

Bent-lined Carpet (Costaconvexa centrostrigaria)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #30

Photos / Sounds

What

Cutworms and Dart Moths (Subfamily Noctuinae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Photos / Sounds

What

Small Necklace Moth (Hypsoropha hormos)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #31

Photos / Sounds

What

Cassin's 13-Year Cicada (Magicicada tredecassini)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Appeared at a blacklight in suburban backyard. I've been hoping one would show to my blacklight party...

Photos / Sounds

What

Scarabs (Family Scarabaeidae)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Scarab #4

Photos / Sounds

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

Under a deck.

Photos / Sounds

What

European Earwig (Forficula auricularia)

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

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #32

Photos / Sounds

What

Clover Hayworm Moth (Hypsopygia costalis)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #33

Photos / Sounds

What

Long-necked Seed Bug (Myodocha serripes)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Grateful Midget (Elaphria grata)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #34

Photos / Sounds

What

Orange Wing (Mellilla xanthometata)

Observer

nick_nv04

Date

May 2024

Description

Attracted to blacklight in suburban backyard. Moth #35

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