Sunday 21 June 2020

June Stuff

A Dark-bellied Brent Goose was the only bird of note off the Imperial first thing this morning. Three or four Sandwich Tern were in with the Black-headed Gull flock that consisted of c50/100+ birds.
At least 10 Red-veined Darter were located at the local site along with 2 Common Darter. Other species noted included Golden-ringed Dragonfly and Keeled Skimmer. Six Crossbill flew over.

Grey or Dark Dagger

Straw-barred Pearl Pyrausta despicata

Common Wainscot

Purple Clay

Shuttle-shaped Dart

Elder Pearl Anania coronata

Large Ivy Tortrix Lozotaenia forsterana - a very worn individual.

Twenty-plume Moth

Oak Nycteoline

Rosy Tabby Endotricha flameallis

Setaceous Hebrew Character and Double Square-spot

Marsh Grey Eudonia pallida

Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata

Base-lined Grey Scoparia basistrigalis

 Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella

L-album Wainscot

 Small Skipper on Creeping Thistle.

Caterpillar sp - need to get the book.
Marbled Minor agg.


  1. Lovely moths Matt. Of course, you know my favourite ... that grass veneer!
    I have the new caterpillar book and it looks like either Silver Y or Beautiful Golden Y to me - black 'dash' mark on head. I guess, probably the latter, though could be Silver if it's starting to breed locally? Needs a clearer photo to be sure.

  2. Hi Nick - yep with you on the Grass-veneer. Hadn't considers Silver or Beautiful Golden Y - thought it was going to be some sort of geometrid. Many thanks. Matt