Friday, 10 July 2009

Cunnery Wood/Shibden.last night


Blue Bordered Carpet

July Highflyer
What a splendid hour or so we spent in Cunnery woods last night, Winston commented it was a little like been in one of those butterfly tropical green houses, with bright Brimstones / Light Emeralds,Poplar hawkmoth and Swallowtails wheeling round our heads as soon as we put the light on.It was so hectic we just let the moths fly around the light and tried to id them.Highlights included 3 Blue Bordered Carpet,Bee Moth,Straw Dot,Small fanfoot,Purple Clay,Clouded Border,Mottled Beauty,Common wave,Small Fan footed wave,Common Carpet and a Common Lustering (which we initially id as a dark July Highflyer).

7 comments:

Winston said...

For me the highlight was 1922 Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria, and the green form of July High flyer which if you look carefully loos to have a setof eyebrows and a mustache on its green wings (well it does to me anyway!) :-)

brian leecy said...

looks like you had a cracking night,is there good numbers of alders in cunnery wood ? will have to get up there soon.Bri.

AndyC said...

We could try on sat Night(tomorrow )if any one is up for it,I reckon if we gave it a few hours we would score a good haul.Dont know about weather tomorrow.????/

Nick Carter said...

We're up for it.

brian leecy said...

Def up for sat nt.

AndyC said...

OK will meet at Cunnery woods about 9.50,last night the moths were out by 10.00.

Winston said...

i will try and come along again