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Friday, 19 July 2013

Another great night 18/07/2013

Over 142 moths caught last night, with 52+ species (I have a few micros to ID and a fair few that flew as I opened the trap to study them, it just goes to show this heat wave is good for somethings, the moths are loving it.

I have discovered one issue with mothing though now! I want to stay up all night and watch them come in, it is truly fascinating watching as they come down from great heights or zoom over the fences just to hammer about around the trap (and me if I stand close enough), I absolutely love it.

I now really want to trap away from home in the country side (or at least a wide open space) just to watch them come in, I may attempt to photograph what I mean one evening but I doubt it will come out as it feels.

Anyway the species from last night:


Bird-cherry Ermine  9
Batia unitella 2
Light Brown Apple Moth  1
Lozotaeniodes formosanus 3
Aleimma loeflingiana 1
Green Oak Tortrix  1
Small Magpie  1
Endotricha flammealis 3
Bee Moth  1
Emmelina monodactyla 1
Buff Arches  2
Common Emerald  2
Small Blood-vein  1
Riband Wave  8
Garden Carpet  1
Yellow Shell  2
Green Carpet  1
Brown Scallop  1
The V-Pug  1
Brimstone Moth  2
Early Thorn  1
Scalloped Oak  2
Swallow-tailed Moth  2
Mottled Beauty  1
Light Emerald  1
Buff-tip  2
Yellow-tail  1 NFM
Common Footman  4
Heart & Dart  5
The Flame  1
Large Yellow Underwing  2
Double Square-spot  1
Cabbage Moth  2
Dot Moth  5
Bright-line Brown-eye  7
Broad-barred White  1
Poplar Grey  1
The Sycamore  1 NFM
The Coronet  1 NFM
Marbled Beauty  1
Dingy Shears  1
Dark Arches  30
Light Arches  1
Common Rustic  2
The Uncertain  6
The Rustic  4
Mottled Rustic  7
Silver Y  1
The Herald  1 NFM
The Snout  1
Marbled minor agg 1
Grey dagger Agg 1

Oops I seemed to have missed peppered moth off that list! Well I will tell you all about the peppered moth I caught last night it was of the form f.Carbonaria and is absolutely stunning, almost jet black:

F.Carbonaria sub form of Peppered moth
F.Carbonaria sub form of Peppered moth

F.Carbonaria sub form of Peppered moth
F.Carbonaria sub form of Peppered moth

F.Carbonaria sub form of Peppered moth
F.Carbonaria sub form of Peppered moth

And now for the rest of the (identified) photos from last nights catch:

Early Thorn
Early Thorn

Scalloped Oak
Scalloped Oak

Lozotaeniodes Formosana
Lozotaeniodes Formosana

Yellow-Tail
Yellow-Tail

Yellow-Tail
Yellow-tail

The Herald
The Herald

The Herald
The Herald

Coronet
Coronet (with damaged wing)

Coronet
Coronet

Coronet
Coronet

The Sycamore
The Sycamore

The Sycamore
The Sycamore

Broad-Barred White
Broad-Barred White

Cabbage Moth
Cabbage Moth

Broad-Barred White
Broad-Barred White


And one that needs an ID, it is some kind of leaf minor I believe:

Argyresthia brockeella
Argyresthia brockeella

I hope you like the photos, and any advice on ID much appreciated.


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