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Sun Aug 15 16:17:45 EDT 1999
Sphinx action in August can sometimes be interesting so we headed for Sycamore
Canyon in the Atiscosa Mountains to see what we could see. We keep records of
what we see by the hour and how many. We set a personal best with 12 different
sphinx in the 8-9 hour. We ended up with 15 for the night which is slightly
above. Silk moths were way down as expected with a total of 3 different
species. All in all, a great year for us. We managed 16 Rothchildia cinctas
this year and im told we got real lucky. We also took 7 Automeris
panagoniensis in one night, so it looks like weve got some magic working for us
this year. Anyway, listed below is our count for the night. Pardon the
spelling as Im winging this without references. Take care all.
second hour through the rest of the night
smithi (new species)
And thousand of unidentified "Ids"
Thats all folks.
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