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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Moth Trapping Milton Keynes 20th May 2014

Common Swift - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Common Swift - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
I don't normally trap two nights in a row (well not often) but the weather is set to change again for a week with some major storms heading in so I thought I would get some in while I could. And I'm glad I did as I had two more new ones taking me dangerously close to 250 (I'm on 249 now).

The totals were 58 moths of 20 species, so not a bad count really, certainly getting up there which is great.



The List



Common Swift  2
Caloptilia robustella 1
Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner  4
Tinea trinotella 1 NFM
Light Brown Apple Moth  16
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1 NFM
Garden Carpet  3
Common Marbled Carpet  7
Green Carpet  1
Mottled Pug  2
Common Pug  3
Brimstone Moth  3
Clouded Silver  1
Pale Tussock  1
Heart & Dart  3
Shuttle-shaped Dart  2
Flame Shoulder  2
Bright-line Brown-eye  2
Pale Prominent  1
Rustic Shoulder-knot  2

The Photos


Common Swift - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Common Swift - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Caloptilia robustella (sorry not the best editing here) - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Flame Shoulder - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Flame Shoulder - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Green Carpet - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Green Carpet - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Heart & Dart (a comparison of the grey and brown variants) - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Heart & Dart (a comparison of the grey and brown variants) - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Heart & Dart (Grey) - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Heart & Dart (Grey) - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Heart & Dart (Brown) - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Heart & Dart (Brown) - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Pale Pinion - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Pale Prominent - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Pale Tussock - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Pale Tussock - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Spuleria flavicaput - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Tinea trinotella (thanks for the correct ID Bennyboymothman) - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana - Great Holm, Milton Keynes


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4 comments:

  1. Hi Ashley
    Your Spuleria flavicaput is Tinea trinotella.
    Lovely catch by the way.

    Cheers
    Ben

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    1. Thank you Ben :) always a struggle micros

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  2. Your pale pinion is actually a pale prominent. Andy

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    1. Thanks for spotting my mistake, not sure how I managed to give that one the wrong name

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