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Insects @ Night Nov 2007

Event by Community Learning Initiatives Inc. as part of the "Butterflies and other bugs in Brisbane" program.

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

Saturday, 10 November 2007
Helen Schwencke of Community Learning Initiatives Inc. (a not-for-profit adult and community education organisation) organised the event to take... 

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

What insects?
It was uncertain what animals we would be able to attract, though the site has had lots of revegetation work done on it and the recent rain was... 

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

The Bug Lady
About 20 people came, a mix of adults and kids, led by Michelle Larsen (a.k.a. the Bug Lady) who is director, co-founder and presenter for Bugs Ed. 

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

What to wear?
The standard gear for an event like this is insect repellent for the mosquitoes, and sunglasses (to help protect your eyes from the UV light), a... 

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

A cool Spring evening.
The participants included many people from the local area as well as some BRAIN and SOWN members from further afield.  

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

Geometrid Moth
This is a moth in the family Geometridae. Many Geometrids have slender abdomens and broad wings which are usually held flat with the hindwings... 

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

White Moth
This white moth was attracted to the light on Saturday, 10 November 2007, as part of the Insects @ Night with Light event with Michelle Larsen and... 

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

Adult Lacewing
These lacewings are in order Neuroptera which means wings with veins (nerves). The larval stage are ant lions. They are predators of other insects.  

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

Patterned Moth
This moth was attracted to the light on Saturday, 10 November 2007, as part of the Insects @ Night with Light event with Michelle Larsen and Helen... 

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

Mantid-mimicking Lacewing
The Mantid Lacewings (Mantispidae) are small to medium Lacewings that mimic Mantids. They are sometimes known as Mantis Flies. Adults are active... 

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

Yellow moth
This moth was attracted to the light on Saturday, 10 November 2007, as part of the Insects @ Night with Light event with Michelle Larsen and Helen... 

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

Striped Moth
This striped moth was attracted to the light on Saturday, 10 November 2007, as part of the Insects @ Night with Light event with Michelle Larsen and... 

Light Trap for Insects Saturday, 10 November 2007

Calling Moth
This behavour of raising the abdomen and emitting pheremones is known as "calling" and is designed to attract moths of the opposite sex into range.