Wednesday, 10 June 2009

New One for the Garden

Had six last night inc Scalloped Hazel ,Garden Carpet , Timothy Tortrix , Common Marbled Carpet , Heart and Dart and the final one new for our garden was Ochreous Pug


AndyC said...

Ochreous Pug is very interesting,looks like one I recorded earlier on in the week.Car'nt find any other local records for this species.A local species in Yorkshire and dependant on Pine.

AndyC said...

Have you still got the moth/Pug.?

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Hi Guy
It shown in Riley & Priors book on Pugs as no records for VC 63. In itself that is not too important as things are changing quickly these days. But I suspect that the YNU recorder will not accept it as a record without him either seeing it or someone checking its tackle if its still rarely recorded in VC63.

Mike. Do you have the specimen and do you then have a size for it ? Its one of the really tiny pugs which should help out with confusion species. Either Charly or Andy should be able to gen prep it as pugs are quite easy to do.

It looks good for this for Ochreous Pug to my eye but Pugs are one of the worst families to ID just from a photo

Mick and Kath Sharpe said...

Hi Andy
Sorry but we release all the moths we catch on the following morning .We put the picture on Back Garden Moths for ID and Mike Wall of Hantsmoths did so.Sorry but if it reappears I will hold on to it for you .