Thursday 6 July 2017

Eucosma hohenwartiana

Bright Bell - Eucosma hohenwartiana - another new species for me and a common species that I will almost certainly have overlooked in the past.

Three adult Mediterranean Gulls in with good numbers of Black-headed Gulls off Mudbank this afternoon, along with 3 Common Gulls. Also 2 Redshank and 9 Sandwich Tern.
Yesterday I counted 200+ Curlew, 10+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Gull and 2 Mediterranean Gull off there.

Really excited about the mothing prospect for tonight - ideal hot and humid conditions with the prospect of a thunderstorm or two. There were 70 macro species in the garden trap last night - Ghost Moth, Peach Blossom, Buff Arches, Common Emerald, Small Blood-vein, Small Fan-footed Wave, Single-dotted Wave, Riband Wave, Garden Carpet, Yellow Shell, Barred Straw, July Highflyer, Slender Pug, Haworth's Pug, Wormwood Pug, V-Pug, Double-striped Pug, Clouded Border, Brimstone Moth, Early Thorn, Scalloped Oak, Swallow-tailed Moth, Willow Beauty, Clouded Silver, Poplar Hawkmoth, Elephant Hawkmoth, Brown-tail, White Satin, Rosy Footman, Dingy Footman, Buff Footman, Common Footman, Four-spotted Footman, Buff Ermine, Heart and Club, Heart and Dart, Dark Sword Grass (x3), Shuttle-shaped Dart, The Flame, Flame Shoulder, Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, True Lover's Knot, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Double Square-spot, Grey Arches, Bright-line Brown-eye, Clay, Smoky Wainscot, Shark, Poplar Grey, Sycamore, Coronet, Small Angle Shades, Dark Arches, Light Arches, Minor Agg, Common/Lesser Common Rustic, Uncertain, Mottled Rustic, Marbled White-spot, Oak Nycteoline, Nut-tree Tussock, Silver Y (x3), Dark Spectacle, Spectacle, Beautiful Hook-tip, Snout, Fan-foot and Small Fan-foot.
Micros included Water Veneer, Elder Pearl, Bright Bell, Gorse Crest, Orange Crest, Codling Moth, White Plume, Ox-tongue Conch, Hook-marked Straw Moth, Ruddy Streak, Garden Grass-veneer, Elm Button, Sallow Button and White-triangle Slender.

Oak Nycteoline - a new variant for me and a really smart one.

Gorse Crest - Brachmia blandella

Sallow Button - Acleris hastiana - another new variant for me.

White-triangle Slender - Caloptilia stigmatella

Wormwood Pug

Peach Blossom - a totally gorgeous moth and one you will never tire of seeing.

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