Monday, 31 May 2010
Dark Sword Grass
Small Elephant Hawkmoth
Afternoon from SBBO. Reletively poor trapping last night, with Small Elephant Hawkmoths, Dark Sword Grass, Poplar Grey, May Highflyer, Treble Lines, Pale Prominent, Heart and Dart, Common Swift but all pretty exciting for a newbie like me!
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
The Birch Mocha comes form Biddenden. I catch this species nearly annually but normally only one or two a year.
The Pale- shouldered Brocade was at Sissinghurst - our 360th species of macro in just under a year.
Shoulder-striped Wainscot - a nice easy moth to ID!
Knot Grass - another rather distinctive moth.
Clouded Border - rather stunning, but a pain to photograph!
Monday, 24 May 2010
Common Pug - always happy to be corrected on id of pugs, but I'm fairly happy that this is a Common.
Scorched Carpet - Just plain stunning to see!
Least Black Arches - A locally distributed species.
Eulia Ministrana - A rather striking micro.
Foxglove Pug - The larvae feed inside the flowers of Foxglove - surprise, surprise!
Scalloped Hazel - One of three in the trap this morning.
The Miller - A common moth occuring throughout Great Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands. It is very variable with the whitest forms usually occuring in Scotland.
I'm still waiting to trap any species of hawkmoth, so the trap went out again at my dads house and produced a splendid selection of moths.
Sunday, 23 May 2010
I must apologise for this deluge of moth photos from me! My trap and gardens are really producing at the moment! A few from last night are above.
Friday, 21 May 2010
Red Twin-spot Carpet
Trapping in my Knockholt garden last night revealed a good haul.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
More photos from trapping in my dads garden over the last few days. Pretty stunning selection of moths if I may say so myself! Buff-tip was one of my most wanted so I'm rather please with that!