Thursday 23 June 2016

More Moths

Barred Yellow
Another good night for moths with the trap pretty full again. Unfortunately I slept for longer than I'd anticipated so I had to go through the moths quickly before work. The species list included Eyed Hawkmoth, Elephant Hawkmoth (6), Figure of Eighty, Light Emerald, Peppered Moth, Haworth's Pug, Lime-speck Pug, Grey Pug, Green Pug, Common Pug, Riband Wave, Barred Yellow, Purple Bar, Brussels Lace, Willow Beauty, Single-dotted Wave, Small Fan-foot, Small Dusty Wave, Common Marbled Carpet, Brimstone, Common Carpet, Silver Y (3), Snout, Angle Shades, Cream-bordered Green Pea, Burnished Brass, Vine's Rustic, Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Peach Blossom, Buff Arches, Heart and Dart, Dark Arches, Heart and Club, Minor Agg, Flame, Bright-line Brown-eye, Mottled Rustic, Straw Dot, Blood-vein, Small Square-spot, Clouded Silver, Clouded Border, Buff-tip and Smoky Wainscot. Also noted were good numbers of 'micros' but I've got to do some work on them. Amongst the familiar ones were Small Magpie, Garden Pebble, Bramble-shoot Moth, Diamond-back Moth and Codling Moth.

Cream-bordered Green Pea

Little Grey - Eudonia lacustrata.

Micro sp - a distinctive one and one that is totally unfamiliar so it might be a scarce one. Any thoughts much appreciated - Edit - Phtheochroa inopiana - many thanks to Ben Sale for ID.

Elm Button - Acleris kochiella

Meadow Grey - Scoparia pyralella

Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix?

Haworth's Pug

Codling Moth

Micro sp

Southern Bell - Crocidosema plebejana - a regularly-trapped species.

Micro sp

Light Emerald

Burnished Brass - a simply stunning moth and one I never tire of seeing.

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