Now, that I am in Moscow region again, I’d like to make a concluding post about the time I’ve spent in Anapa, Krasnodar region in the NW Caucasus. There was little to do for an entomologist in the city by day (it’s all buildings and private gardens mostly) — but having an open balcony in the flat I’ve rented allowed me to run an MV lamp on, weather permitting, most nights.
Before getting into moths I’d like to mention some non-lepidopterous stuff that turned up at the lamp.
Western Conifer Seed Bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis), an American species which is invasive in Southern Russia:
A predatory Pinthaeus sanguinipes shieldbug. It’s usually pretty rare, but I’ve been lucky with it this year, having found a nymph in Krasnogorsk a couple of weeks before: