- Silver-ground Carpet-1 Broom GP 1st Ever
- Silver Y- 1 Broom GP, Year tick
- Treble Lines- 11 High Count
- Large Nutmeg- 8
- Heart & Dart- 5
- Turnip Moth- 3
- Shuttle-shaped Dart- 2
- Buff Ermine- 2
- Spectacle- 2
- Common Pug- 2
- Rustic Shoulder-knot- 2
- Common Wainscot- 2
- Buff-Tip- 2
- Peppered Moth- 2 1st Ever
- Eyed Hawk-moth- 2 1st Ever
- Garden Carpet
- Oak Tree Pug?- probable, very faded
- Light Brocade
- Green Pug- 1st Ever
- Willow Beauty- Year tick
- Lime-speck Pug
- Clouded Silver- 1st Ever
- Light Emerald- Year tick
- Setaceous Hebrew Character- Year tick
- Angle Shades
- Micro A?- ID per David Manning
- Micro B?- ID per David Manning
- Bright-line Brown-eye
- Small Angle Shades?- probable, not enough for pos. ID
- Common Marbled Carpet
- Buttoned Snout?- A good one if confirmed
- Marbled Minor agg.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Up a Gear....02/06
The mothing has really picked up with the good weather. We started our day at Broom GPs where we found plenty of Cinnabar, a single of both Silver Y and Silver-ground Carpet and a Marbled Minor agg.
Then as night fell it was time to put out the traps in the garden........And what a night it was as we recorded 31 species, easily the highest of the year.
Although the photo is a bit iffy, I think that's what this is. Down in the book as an Nb Nationally scarce species. I would have got some better shots if I'd known!
ID confirmed by A&M Banthorpe.......Thanks!
Light Emerald Peppered Moth
Micro A- Dichrorampha acuminatana (1279)Micro B- Scoparia ambigualis (1334)
I recorded all that I could, including a couple of dodgy shots of 2 micros. The 1 that got away was a suspected Small Angle Shades that landed on the shed wall briefly but was gone before a snap. The rest of the list was as follows-
All in all a great day and night- with a whole load of new ones..........