Sunday 2 July 2017

Blue-bordered Carpet

Blue-bordered Carpet - a brand new moth for me and what a moth it is!
Forty-eight macro species trapped in the garden last night - Lackey, Peach Blossom, Buff Arches, Small Blood-vein, Small Fan-footed Wave, Dwarf Cream Wave, Single-dotted Wave, Riband Wave, Garden Carpet, Barred Straw, Blue-bordered Carpet, Slender Pug, Haworth's Pug, Lime-speck Pug, V-Pug, Double-striped Pug, Sharp-angled Peacock, Brimstone Moth, Early Thorn, Scalloped Oak, Willow Beauty, Common White Wave, Clouded Silver, Poplar Hawkmoth, Elephant Hawkmoth, Rosy Footman, Common Footman, Heart and Club, Heart and Dart, Dark Sword Grass, The Flame, Large Yellow Underwing, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Double Square-spot, Grey Arches, Bright-line Brown-eye, Clay, Smoky Wainscot, L-album Wainscot, Grey/Dark Dagger, Dun-bar, Dark Arches, Minor Agg, Uncertain, Silver Y, Spectacle, Snout, Fan-foot and Small fan-foot.
Micros included New Tawny Tubic, White Sallow Bell, Pearl Grass-veneer, Common Plume, Barred Marble, Ringed China-mark, Marbled Knot-horn, Long-horned Flat-body, Hook-marked Straw Moth, Ruddy Streak, Bee Moth and Elder Pearl.
A lightening-quick look off Maer Rocks this morning produced my first 2 Common Sandpipers of the year, along with c20+ Manx Shearwater in a very distant feeding flock. A lone 'commic' Tern was over towards Langstone and was probably Common Tern.
Yesterday morning there were at least 36 Sandwich Terns off there, along with an adult Mediterranean Gull.

Dark Sword-grass - this and 4 Silver Y the only immigrant species last night.

White Sallow Bell - Epinotia subocellana


Grey or Dark Dagger

Haworth's Pug

Pearl Grass-veneer - Catoptria pinella

Marbled Knot-horn - Acrobasis marmorea

New Tawny Tubic - Batia lunaris
A family dog-walk, picnic and general mooching about around Bystock and Withycombe Raleigh Commons produced a few bits and pieces........

Large Red Damselfly?

Female Chaser sp?

Mating Damselflies

female Emperor Dragonfly ovipositing

Grass Emerald

Gold-ribbon Argent - Argyresthia brokeela

Southern Hawker - thanks for the id's Spencer.

Four-spotted Chaser

Black-tailed Skimmer



  1. Hi mate

    Nice photos. I'm still learning Dragonflies myself but would say this about the following.

    4th from bottom. Southern Hawker
    3rd from bottom. Four Spotted Chaser - female
    2nd from bottom. Black Tailed Skimmer

  2. Hi Spencer - that's great - many thanks! Hope you had a good holiday. See you soon.

    1. No probs mate. Yeah great holiday thanks. Managed a bit of birding and got a number of lifers. Gutted I missed the sea passage. Will no doubt bump into you soon mate.