by Carl Strang
In my previous post I updated first flowering dates for Mayslake Forest Preserve in 2010. Today I’ll share first insect sighting dates for June. In the limited time I had to be out on the preserve during the month I noted only 12 new species for the year. The median difference from last year was a negligible half day earlier. These observations included the reversed haploa (15 days earlier than last year),
and Roesel’s katydid (27 days earlier).
New species for the preserve list included the familiar bluet
and the moth Scopula limboundata.
In English the last is usually called the large lace-border. It belongs to the Geometridae, or inchworm family.