News - April 2010
Phrynops hilariiLaying eggs on Lizard Path © C. y T. Di Mauro
|New moth: Ello Sphinx Moth
Erinnyis elloTop: Moth next to chrysalis. Bottom: Caterpillar eating leaves of curupí
Sapium haematospermum © Lucas Damer
A hundred of individuals flew past the reserve following the coastline, certainly on its migration route to the north. Some time later only 70 individuals cambe back. Some reason, perhaps bad weather conditions, caused them to stop. Since they could not find a place big enough to be all together, they scattered in groups. This group reached the chimneys of the electricity plant, circled them a couple of times and disappeared from sight. They possibly landed in the surroundings. Half an hour later a small group of 30 individuals was seen flying north and then south again.
|New mammal: Hoary Bat
Lasiurus cinereus This bat has solitary habits. It is an insectivore, though it prefers moths. It is migratory but it has been seen interacting in cold weather, too. It is 8 cm long. © Norberto Oste