Monday, 3 August 2009

Sowerby Bridge over weekend




A bit more variety in the trap down here of late. Anyone know what the 'micro' is?(not a great photo I'm afraid) If indeed it is a micro. I'm not too great at identifying the so called 'macros' either but apart from this nothing too taxing has turned up. Thought the Marbled Beauty was worth a pic, though not so nice as the recent one by Winston in a more natural setting. Total was :


9 Common/Lesser Rustic
6 Large Yellow Underwing
5 Dark Arches
2 Lesser Yellow Underwing
1 Marbled Beauty
1 Grey (dark?) Dagger
1 Dotted Clay
1 Brimstone Moth
1 Willow Beauty








5 comments:

charlie streets said...

Andy,

Your dagger sp. will have to go down as Grey Dagger agg. as it needs it's reproductive bits checking to be certain.

The micro is a crambid (formerly pyralids), probably either a worn Eudonia mercurella or Scoparia ambigualis but they can be notoriously difficult to be sure.

Andy Greaves said...

Thanks Charlie. Will probably (hopefully!) have a fair few more I'll need your advice on as time goes on.

Winston said...

Thanks for the compliment Andy.

try transfering them to a better background. sometimes works.

good advice from charlie re id.

nice moth the marbled beauty in whatever situation.

Win

Winston said...

Thanks for the compliment Andy.

try transfering them to a better background. sometimes works.

good advice from charlie re id.

nice moth the marbled beauty in whatever situation.

Win

Andy Greaves said...

May take you up on that advice Winston, mind you attempts so far by me to get moths to sit for the ideal portrait usually end up in them buggering off at high speed!