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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Best so far!


Last night was my best night so far trapping, a whopping total of 22 moths of 12 (at least) species! Including 5 new species for me and the garden.

  • Pale Prominent – 1 – New for me
  • Flame Shoulder – 2 – New for me
  • Treble Lines - 1
  • Heart & Dart - 6
  • Common Pug - 3 (one flew before pics, I assume it was a common pug)
  • Common Marble Carpet - 1
  • Pale Tussock – 1 – New for me (and my biggest moth to date, what a brute!)
  • Common Swift - 2
  • Garden Carpet - 1
  • Brown House Moth – 2 – New for me
  • Unidentified micro – 1 – New for me
  • Vines Rustic – 1
  • Lobesia littoralis - 1
Flame Shoulder

Pale Prominent

Pale Tussock

I was mightily impressed with some of the new species, the Flame Shoulder is a stunning looking moth, with the clashing browns and creams really making it clear why it is known by that name. The Pale Tussock was a stonking great moth, that had the most amazing red antennae, and as for the Pale Prominent, well what an odd moth, could so easily be overlooked as a piece of wood. A very enjoyable morning sorting through, what it would be like with an MV Robinson setup I can only imagine (possibly too much for me at this stage).

Brown House Moth

Common Marble Carpet

Common Swift

Common Swift

Flame Shoulder
Flame Shoulder

Flame Shoulder

Flame Shoulder

Pale Prominent

Pale Tussock

Pale Tussock

Pale Tussock

Common Pug?

Common Pug?

Common Pug

Lobesia littoralis

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