Friday, 8 April 2016

Lee Mount

From last night some new ones for us photographed which we think we have identified....with amendments !
Common Quakers x 4
Error with Oak-tree Pug x 2 - amended to Brindled Pug x 2
Early Thorn x 1
Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella.  x 1

Brindled Pug
  Amended from Oak-tree Pug to Brindled Pug
 Early Thorn - this was a lovely moth a bit like a butterfly with the wings closed
Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella.


charlie streets said...

Your micro looks like Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella.
I'm not sure if you're aware, but these two species cannot be separated from photographs.

David Sutcliffe said...

Thank you Charlie - learning as I go along with a bit more than a little help from my friends !!

AndyC said...

Dave , Pugs are tricky little beasts..There is a brilliant paper on Lancashire Moths to help with pugs Oak Tree are on Page 11 see what you think after reading this . Follow the link under Pug help on the right hand side of the main page.Many many pugs just go down aas pug sp.Uless you want to do gen det..and you will then need another brilliant book Pugs of the British isles..I think Nick D has one which he never uses....

Colin D said...

Hi David As the big fella says Pugs are tricky !!! This is a good general link to the common ones but Pugs are not an absolute without detailed exam and there are lots of them in various shades and forms


David Sutcliffe said...

Many thanks for the comments keeping me on the right track. I have checked out page 11 Andy and not a lot wiser other than starting to appreciate the trappings.
It's a Pug !!!!
I won't be going into genitals though. !
Will check that link out later as well Colin.
Back to 'birding' this morning.

AndyC said...

I reckon the Pug is a classic Brindled..
1. Black dashes beyond dical spot on this individual are classic ' Brindled '
2.Small Discal Spot on Oak tree it is more prominent.
3 Wing shape