Sunday, March 25, 2012

Garden Update. 23-24/03

Ok, so it's not a Dotted Chestnut; and I'm not expecting anything as good any time soon. Nevertheless, another new macro to crush Trent's spirits still further and I fancy he may already have one eye on the 'offy'.
So not as many highlights, but a nice selection all the same. 
An imminent trip to Home Wood is on the cards, hopefully on Wednesday night- this should boost the list......and the work load! 

Red Chestnut
NFY, 23rd March

Clouded Drabs
Showing the variation in this common species. They can range from light brown to a very dark purple.

Lead-coloured Drab
Yes, I know I've posted this a couple of times before, but this is a male don't you know! Check out those feathered antennae........

Upper Caldecote Garden 23-03-2012- 49 of 12 species-

1288    Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1    NFY
1524    Emmelina monodactyla
1834    Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1917    Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
2139    Cerastis rubricosa Red Chestnut 1    NFY
2182    Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 15
2185    Orthosia populeti Lead-coloured Drab 1
2187    Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 10
2188    Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 10
2190    Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2243    Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3
2258    Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1

Upper Caldecote Garden 24-03-2012- 37 of 7 species-

1524    Emmelina monodactyla
1934    Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border 1
2182    Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 10
2187    Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2188    Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 11
2190    Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243    Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3

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