Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Some Old Favourites

Sharp-angled Peacock
Last night 51 species of macros (all common) included Buff Arches, Common Emerald, Blood-vein, Small Dusty Wave, Treble Brown Spot, Riband Wave, Garden Carpet, Common Carpet, Barred Straw, Common Marbled Carpet, Barred Yellow, Grey Pug, Green Pug, Clouded Border, Sharp-angled Peacock, Brimstone Moth, Peppered Moth, Willow Beauty, Common Wave, Light Emerald, Poplar Hawkmoth, Elephant Hawkmoth, Sallow Kitten, Orange Footman, Common Footman, Buff Ermine, Cinnabar, Heart and Club, Heart and Dart, The Flame, Flame Shoulder, True Lover's Knot, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Grey Arches, Bright-line Brown-eye, Grey/Dark Dagger, Coronet, Small Angle Shades, Dark Arches, Dusky Brocade, Marbled Minor Agg, Middle-barred Minor, Uncertain, Vine's rustic, Mottled Rustic, Spectacle, Beautiful Hook-tip, Straw Dot, Snout, Fan-foot and Small Fan-foot.
Micros were few and far between but included Small Magpie, Ruddy Streak, Triangle-marked Roller, Brown Elm Bell, White Plume Moth, Hook-marked Straw Moth and Olive Pearl.

Small Angle Shades - one of my favourite moths - just something about the subtle combination of colours and gently undulating wing shape sets this moth apart for me.

Grey/Dark Dagger

Triangle-marked Roller - Ancylis achatana

Brown Elm Bell - Epinotia abbreviana - above an below - a variably marked little micro, the larvae of which feed on elm buds.

Sallow Kitten - another of my favourite moths.

Heart and Club

Grey Arches

True Lover's Knot

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