Monday, May 16, 2011

The Slow down........

After the halcyon days of the first weekend of the month, things have got back to normal. Wind and more seasonal temperatures have kept new species down to a mere trickle. Though there have been some highlights.......
Swallow Prominent
1st of the year, 7th May

Small Waved Umber
1st of the year, 8th May

1st of the year, 9th May

925 Phtheochroa rugosana
1st of the year, 10th May

Privet Hawk-moth
1st of the year, 13th May

246 Tinea semifulvella
Garden 1st, 13th May

1083 Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana
1st of the year, 14th May

List for 15th May- 40 of 14 species
  • 2333 Apamea anceps Large Nutmeg 8
  • 2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 9
  • 1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 1
  • 2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 8
  • 2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
  • 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
  • 2147 Hada plebeja Shears 2
  • 2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
  • 2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
  • 2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
  • 2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3
  • 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
  • 1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
  • 1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
  • 1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1


  1. Phtheochroa rugosana is one of my favourite torts (though I am fickle and my favourite tort changes regularly). Could do with on on my garden list ...

  2. I was just thinking what a nice micro. Could they make its name any more difficult to pronounce do you think! Pftheochroa indeed...

  3. Hethetheth pethetheth rugosana a la Paul Whitehouse,
    Your photos are getting better Trappings ! Nice mic shots

  4. Hethetheth Pethetheth Chris Waddle! Ta folks!

    This is only the second P. rugosana I've seen after one landed on my hand last year whilst on the PC! Strange thing are moths......