Cedar County Bonanza

Recently Steve Spomer (UNL) came in contact with an amazing moth enthusiast in Cedar County. It turns out that Eric Strehlow had a childhood interest in insects that was rekindled around 15 years ago. Since that time he has been hugely successful in developing and refining bait traps to attract moths in the oak woodlandsContinue reading “Cedar County Bonanza”

A Doug Long state record Anaea aidea – Tropical Leafwing

On October 26 1996 Doug found this butterfly in his backyard in Holbrook NE. If I recall correctly he said it was on a watermelon rind he had left in the garden to attract butterflies. Well I guess it worked. Most people (myself included) would have thought “Hey, that’s interesting, a Goatweed Butterfly”. (The GoatweedContinue reading “A Doug Long state record Anaea aidea – Tropical Leafwing”

Road trip to Indian Cave State Park

Welcome back!!  Since our initial April 11 foray to Box Elder SWMA (where we found two species) winter has been back to central Nebraska several times and spring seems to be on hold.  But my wife Jen and I did find two new species (for 2020) at Sandy Channel SRA where we walk – a checkered skipper andContinue reading “Road trip to Indian Cave State Park”