Mt. San Jacinto College – The week started like a lion and ended like a lamb

Hi All,

Here in Menifee, CA it was blazing hot Monday morning when we put up the Malaise trap but then the clouds came rushing in. By the late afternoon a wind storm had hit and it was blowing our Malaise trap around. It rained through Tuesday and Wednesday and finally cleared up on Thursday. Today it was a pleasant 30C with no wind. We didn’t collect many insects this week, possibly because of the wind and rain, but we did catch a huge moth. I’m looking forward to next week and I hope the weather continues to be nice so that we can catch many more insects then.

Have a nice weekend,

Nick Reeves

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Mt. San Jacinto College

Mt. San Jacinto College first week collection bottle - Huge Moth!
Mt. San Jacinto College first week collection bottle – Huge Moth!
Mt. San Jacinto College students by our Malaise trap
Mt. San Jacinto College students by our Malaise trap

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