Saturday, 13 June 2009

Last night

A great night last night at Cragg Vale, I was also running a trap at home and another at Luddenden

any ideas please, it's a small carpet (21mm) and looks awfully like a Mottled Grey to me, or is it a big Pug?

first at home

Garden Carpet 7
Scalloped Hazel 3
Brimstone 10
Pug spp 3
Marbled Minor 5
Dusky Brocade
Clouded Bordered Brindle 12
Silver Ground Carpet 4
Common Swift
Peppered Moth
Common Marbled Carpet
Silver Y
Heart and Dart


Peach Blossom
Elephant Hawkmoth
Ghost Moth
Coxcomb Prominent
Small Square Spot
Ingrailed Clay
Silver Ground Carpet 3
Common Marbeled Carpet 2
Garden Carpet 2
Flame Carpet

Peach Blossom

Elephant Hawkmoth

Ghost Moth

Coxcomb Prominent


AndyC said...

yellow barred Brindle/Seraphintype

Mick and Kath Sharpe said...

Is that the Small or the Elephant Hawkmoth.Just looking at colours of hindwing (pink) and white edging to the inner edge of wing ?
We are looking at page 82 of the Townsend and Waring softback . We are only asking , not disputing. We are only beginners.

brian leecy said...

Interesting one that Martyn,its got the very small hindwings of seraphim group,seems small for e tooth stripe,markings are a bit vague,but looks like theres a broadish band nr base of wing, suggesting seraphim ! small seraphim seems to be more marked in pics of this species ?

oldsoulrebel said...

thanks chaps, had me fooled that one

yes it's Small Elephant Mike


Derek Parkinson said...

I would say Elephant Hawkmoth (elpenor).

Contrast it with Brian's porcellus further up the page.

oldsoulrebel said...

your right chaps, it was an undersize Elephant Hawkmoth, well done Mike and Kath for picking that out