Thursday 29 September 2016

Immigrant Moths

Small Mottled Willow - this is the first one I've trapped this year. It is an immigrant species and was trapped alongside a couple Silver Y, 1 Rush Veneer, 1 Olive-tree Pearl and 1 Rusty-dot Pearl.

Cypress Carpet - other species trapped last night included Angle Shades, Common Marbled Carpet, Garden Carpet, Pale Mottled Willow, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Large Ranunculus, Feathered Ranunculus, Square-spot Rustic, Lunar Underwing, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Double-striped Pug, Ruddy Streak (Tachystola acroxantha), Southern Bell (Crocidosema plebejana), Narrow-winged Grey (Eudonia angustea) and Light Brown Apple Moth.

Olive-tree Pearl - a beautiful immigrant species that I never tire of seeing. Shown in two resting postures. The posture shown below is the most frequently adopted in my limited experience.

Cypress Pug

Square-spot Rustic - probably the most common species that I've trapped this autumn. Also a very variable species.

Lunar Underwing. Don't think this is a pale Beaded Chestnut but I could be wrong.

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