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Monday, 16 June 2014

Some Highlights

Angle Shades
Angle Shades
As ever I'm behind again with my postings, but had to post today due to the excitement two moths caused me today. Ive seen good numbers the last few nights I've trapped and am up to 261 for my moth life list (good new numbers recently). Anyway this will be a highlights post since my last one! so will mainly be pics, and I'm saving the best till last so scroll down for last nights exciting moths.

Sorry photo heavy I'm afraid, not much text, and I'm no sure I can remember all the dates, sorry.

On to the Highlights:



Buff Arches
Buff Arches

Buff Ermine
Buff Ermine

Common Emerald
Common Emerald

Common Swift
Common Swift

Dark Arches
Dark Arches

Dot Moth
Dot Moth
 
Light Arches
Light Arches

Light Emerald
Light Emerald
 
Riband Wave
Riband Wave

Scalloped Oak
Scalloped Oak

Small Fan-Foot (NFM)
Small Fan-Foot (NFM)

The Miller (NFM)
The Miller (NFM)

Last Nights Exciting Moths


Well what can I say, I first noticed 3 Elephant hawkmoths and this was great (only ever caught them in 2's before so my largest number of eles) and then I spotted a beast of a moth, standing out like a sore thumb was my first PRIVET HAWKMOTH! A real beast at over 6cm long! I was over the moon at that and then I spotted a much smaller moth, one that I recognised as having caught earlier in the year on a visit to my dads in Margate. My second every TOADFLAX BROCADE, I checked with the local recoreder and there have been roughly 10 seen in Bucks before but only 2 in North Bucks! My rarest find ever by a long way!

Anyway I'm sure you will want to see the images now so here they are and a few others.

Elephant Hawkmoth
Elephant Hawkmoth

Green Oak Tortix
Green Oak Tortix

Lilac Beauty (NFM)
Lilac Beauty (NFM)
Swallow-tailed Moth
Swallow-tailed Moth

Privet Hawkmoth (NFM)
Privet Hawkmoth (NFM)

Privet Hawkmoth
Privet Hawkmoth

Privet Hawkmoth (With Ruler)
Privet Hawkmoth (With Ruler)

Toadflax Brocade
Toadflax Brocade

Toadflax Brocade
Toadflax Brocade




I hope you have enjoyed this post and the associated photos, please feel free to leave me a comment, I really appreciate the interaction and will reply as soon as I can.

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