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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

19/08/2013

Bit late posting and it was my first trapping (although I did record a few moths) in a week after having spent a weekend at Rutland Water for the British Bird Fair helping out the guys on the Birding For All stand Selling raffle tickets and helping out generally (in fact I now look after their website and new Facebook page so please pop along to both and lend some support).#

Birding For All team with Bill Oddie
Birding For All team with Bill Oddie


Before I post about my trapping session I will tell you about the few moths I did see over the weekend, it started with a Lime-speck Pug at the train station (in the waiting room of platform 6 at MK Central), a new one for me and great to find like that. My other identified moths that were also new for me where a Black Arches and 2 Peach Blossoms that had been trapped by the mother's of Rutland, they also had a couple of Priviet Hawkmoth Cats on display they are awesome beasts for sure. I never managed to ID the moths flying around the stand, but was good fun to try. I also bought The Field Guide to Micro Moths by Sterling, Parsons & Lewington (a copy signed by the artist himself, whose other work was also on display for sale, and yes I was tempted). I'll write a review when I get the time.

Anyway on to my trapping, I was hoping for some Micros now I have my new book and I was rewarded with quite a few, all of which I managed to identify, so the book works, totals of 72 moths 29 species, on to the list (actually still have one to ID and one to confirm but these are Macros - UPDATE it was a Knot Grass, should have managed that one!):


Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner  1
Bird-cherry Ermine  4
 Honeysuckle Moth  1
Diamond-back Moth  2
Brown House-moth  4
White-shouldered House-moth  1 NFG
Light Brown Apple Moth  4
Celypha lacunana 1
Agriphila straminella 1
Agriphila tristella 1
Agriphila geniculea 2 NFM
Ringed China-mark  1 NFM
Mother of Pearl  1
Trachycera advenella 1
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1 NFM
Emmelina monodactyla 1
Brimstone Moth  4
Buff Footman  1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing  8
Square-spot Rustic  6 NFG
Common Wainscot  1
Marbled Beauty  2
Copper Underwing  4
Straw Underwing  1
Dingy Shears  3
Dark Arches  1
Flounced Rustic  2 NFG
Silver Y  11

And now for some photos:

Beautiful Plume Moth
Beautiful Plume Moth

Common Plume Moth
Common Plume

Celypha lacunana
Celypha lacunana

Trachycera advenella
Trachycera advenella

White shouldered brown House-moth
White shouldered brown House-moth

Dingy Shears
Dingy Shears

Silver Y moth
Silver Y

Silver Y moth
Silver Y

Common Wainscot
Common Wainscot

Knot Grass
Knot Grass - Of course it was, silly me

Knot Grass
Knot Grass

Square Spot Rustic
Square Spot Rustic

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