9 October 2013

REGUA, Atlantic Forest, Brazil: 9 October

Much sunnier today with no rain, but still very cool. Still very few moths coming into the moth wall, with a huge saturniid, an Automeris larra, being the highlight.

A walk up the Casa Anibel Trail today was also quiet, but a small ant swarm towards the top of the trail attracted a pair of Red-crowned Ant-Tanager, 2 Black-goggled Tanager, 2 Thrush-like Woodcreeper, and a White-necked Hawk. 1 Blonde-crested Woodpecker, 1m Surucua Trogon, 1 Plain Xenops, another Thrush-like Woodcreeper, an immature Blue Manakin, 1 Boat-billed Flycatcher, and a Rusty-margined Guan (with another heard) were also noted on the trail.

A Burnished-buff Tanager was noted in the lodge garden, and long the the dirt road road to Casa Pesquisa, 2 White-rumped Monjita, 1-2 White-rumped Swallow, 1 Rufous-capped Motmot and a Savanna Hawk were logged.

Automeris larra, REGUA moth wall

Automeris larra, REGUA moth wall

In the afternoon this superb Syssphinx molina silkmoth was found resting by the garage light at Nicholas and Raquel's house.

Female Syssphinx molina at Nicholas and Raquel's house this afternoon

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