Monday, 29 May 2017

Lee Mount - 27th May

Common Marbled Carpet x 1
Dark Dagger/Grey Dagger x 1
Garden Carpet x 1
Elephant Hawkmoth x 1
Cinnabar x 1
Clouded Bordered Brindle (I think) x 1
Scalloped Hazel x 1
Peppered Moth x 1
Common Swift x 1
Tachystola acroxantha x 3

 Just need to check this one out (above and below - it is the same moth probably different exposure) which I think is the darker form of Clouded-bordered Brindle ?


 Cinnabar
 
Elephant Hawkmoth

Garden Moths 28th May 2017

 28th May 2017

Weather: Warm , Breeze Intermittent , with good yield. Moderately Humid Rain early AM

Lots of Brimstone and Ruby Tigers appearing

MV120 W 

69.001 BF1979   Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae
70.226 BF1906   Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata x5
72.024 BF2064   Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa x7
62.001 BF1428   Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
70.049 BF1728   Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata
49.039 BF998     Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana  x3
70.097 BF1764   Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata
70.100 BF1776   Green Carpet Colostygia pectinatari
28.010 BF647     Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella
70.240 BF1920   Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata
71.012 BF2000   Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius
12.033 BF247     Tinea trinotella
73.173 BF233     Marbled Minor Oligia strigilis




70.240 BF1920   Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata

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69.001 BF1979   Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae


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72.024 BF2064   Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa x7


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70.100 BF1776   Green Carpet Colostygia pectinatari


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49.039 BF998     Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana

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62.001 BF1428   Bee Moth Aphomia sociella


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71.012 BF2000   Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius


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73.156 [B&F: 2326] Clouded-bordered Brindle (Apamea crenata) 

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12.033 BF247      Tinea trinotella
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73.173 BF2337 Marbled Minor Oligia strigilis
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Red Admiral

3 /4 Red Admirals in and around the garden on Saturday 28th May

Friday, 26 May 2017

Lee Mount - 25th May

A busy few hours after 10 pm with 47 moths identified from 19 species - including some 'gems' which I later found in the trap this morning.
Please, as ever, correct any errors with identification !

 Green Silver-lines
 
 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
 
 Cabbage Moth
 
 Shuttle-shaped Dart ?
I did struggle with this one with wings open as they look more obvious with the wings closed !
 
 Spectacle
 
 
The big surprise for here ! This was one moth I definitely was not expecting having only seen one before on Norland Moor with Andy, Colin and Glen last summer. At first I thought maybe a Phoenix type, it wouldn't keep still though I managed a few shots before it was off. It was only later, on checking the books, I realised what it was.  
 
 Beautiful Snout

Lee Mount - 24th May

This moth was, as far as I can recall, a new one for here. It was so white with the 2 obvious black spots on the edge of the forewing. It just gave me time to get a couple of shots before it was off..

 White-pinion Spotted
 

Swales Moor 25th May

It's a struggle keeping up with 'blogging' when the weather has been so good. Who want's to be on the computer inside when it's fine. (or even when it's wet for that matter)!!

Wall Brown - Ringby Lane seems to be  a spot for them, though they are still scarce even there and take some finding. Yesterday turned up trumps with three found including a pair 'in cop' and also a single Silver Y Moth on the top.


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We also checked the area around the top of Claremount and Pepper Hill today (26th) but without success though we have seen them in that area in recent years. Think the fresh >SE wind was  a factor today as even though the weather was 'scorching' we did not see many butterflies as they were probably keeping low down in the, as yet, unmown meadows.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Garden Moths 24th May 2017

Garden Moths  24th May 2017

Weather Warm, circa 17o , Still, MV 120

71.012 BF2000  Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius
70.226 BF1906  Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata
71.013 BF2003  Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac
63.025 BF1376  Small Magpie Anania hortulata
70.100 BF1776  Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria
70.061 BF1738  Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata
70.097 BF1764  Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata
70.252 BF1931  Peppered Moth Biston betularia
62.001 BF1428  Bee Moth Aphomia sociella



70.061 BF1738  Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata

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71.012 BF2000  Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius



70.100 BF1776 Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria

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63.025 BF1376  Small Magpie Anania hortulata

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70.252 BF1931  Peppered Moth Biston betularia

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71.013 BF2003  Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac


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70.226 BF1906  Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata

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62.001 BF1428  Bee Moth Aphomia sociella

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MORE TO FOLLOW

Bee Moth, Aphomia sociella

Only one moth this morning. A rather nice Bee Moth - Aphomia sociella. Photos of side and top of the moth.


Bee Moth - Aphomia sociella








Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Lee Mount - 23rd May

A very nice moth in the actinic trap this morning. I put it in the Buddleia bush and it's still there tonight, not moved all day. Only the second one I've had at this location but the previous one did not hang around !. An amazing looking moth.

Poplar Hawkmoth
 
 Also this moth (including one of the underside) not yet identified...though I initially thought maybe Spruce Carpet type ??

 

BF150 Green Longhorn Adela reaumurella ABH 7.006

Thought it might BE of interest to post this day flyer seen abundantly swarming on Oak at the moment The males have long, whitish antennae, the females shorter, Larva feeds on leaf litter, living within a movable case which I have not yet found !! Wingspan 14-18 mm.

It was AKA as Adela viridella (Scopoli, 1763) Adela reamurella Linneaus

Images Bog Standard Canon 18 - 55 mm lens


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