Southern Moths

Hugh McGuinness hmcguinness at
Wed Oct 17 08:56:10 EDT 2007

Hello Fellow Leppers,

Has anyone else noted an incursion of southern or tropical moths to the
northeast this fall? Last night I found an Condica confederata at bait,
which is only my second Long Island (Suffolk Co., NY) record. Last Friday,
Oct 12, I saw my third Pink-spotted Hawk Moth (Agrius cingulatus) of the
season‹I had previously only recorded a single individual on Lim in 1987. In
addition, over the weekend I was going through one of my Montauk samples
from Sep 8 and I found a Hypocala andremona, which is the only LI record of
which I am currently aware. In contrast I have seen virtually no southern
Pyralids this fall. So I was wondering if other observers are seeing species
that in normally years occur to the south.


Hugh McGuinness
18 Goodfriend Drive
The Ross School
East Hampton, NY, 11937
631 907 5229


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