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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Quick update

Didn't get my postings up for the 28th July, so just a quick post, 108 moths of 32 species (poor compared to recent nights but the weather changed and there was a lot of rain), anyway species list:


Bird-cherry Ermine  2
Mother of Pearl  1
Meal Moth  1
Endotricha flammealis 5
Bee Moth  1
Chinese Character  2 NFM
Riband Wave  3
Garden Carpet  1
Green Pug  2
The Magpie  1
Early Thorn  1
Willow Beauty  15
Mottled Beauty  5
Light Emerald  1
White Satin Moth  2
Heart & Dart  1
Large Yellow Underwing  2
Lesser Yellow Underwing  5
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing  3
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing  1
Double Square-spot  1
Cabbage Moth  5
Bright-line Brown-eye  1
Marbled Beauty  2
Copper Underwing  1 NFM
Straw Underwing  5
Dark Arches  14
Common Rustic  3
The Uncertain  9
Mottled Rustic  1
Silver Y  10
Marbled Minor Agg 1

And the photos:

Meal Moth
Meal Moth

Common Rustic
Common Rustic (I think)

Common Rustic
Common Rustic (I think)

Large Yellow Underwing
Large Yellow Underwing

Large Yellow Underwing
Large Yellow Underwing

Lesser Yellow Underwing
Lesser Yellow Underwing (wouldn't pose nicely apart from on a window)

Chinese Character
Chinese Character (I didn't realise these would be so small!)

Chinese Character
Chinese Character

Copper Underwing
Copper Underwing

Copper Underwing
Copper Underwing (the face is one of the lesser used diagnostic ways of separating from Svenssons, although under wings were clear for my ID purposes)

Copper Underwing
Copper Underwing

Broad-Bordered Yellow Underwing
Broad-Bordered Yellow Underwing

Broad-Bordered Yellow Underwing
Broad-Bordered Yellow Underwing


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