Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Trying to catch up...........

....................but failing!- it's probably the same for all moth-ers at the moment as we compress a months worth of species into a couple of weeks. As well as some sizeable lists over the passed week or so. I also dumped my cheapo Chinese generator and an MV Skinner in Home Wood over night (28th May), which Trent collected very early this morning. There will be a later post on what was found, including the tricky job of sorting through the micros. This will no doubt be done with the assistance of out very own county recorder, David Manning.
In the meantime, some bedtime reading turned up. I haven't had chance for a good look yet- but I was on the pre- publication list; I think the book officially comes out on 31st May. The artwork is of Richard Lewington's usual high standard.

Anyway, here is a few shots- hastily taken between work, kids football, meetings and all the other s**t I have to do. Incidentally, I've finally put together Garden Year List for 2012- it can be found under 'Lists & Info' in the right-hand side column.

Rustic Shoulder-knot
NFY, 20th May

NFY, 21st May

 Poplar Grey
NFY, 22nd May

 Foxglove Pug
NFY, 23rd May

 Oak Hook-tip
Last seen in 2010- NFY, 23rd May

Seven trapped so far- NFY, 23rd May

 Buttoned Snout
The very first intact specimen- NFY, 23rd May

 White Ermine
NFY, 25th May

 Figure of Eighty
Last seen in 2010- NFY, 25th May

 Orange Footman
Last seen 2010- NFY, 25th May

 Mottled Rustic
NFY, 27th May

 Pine Hawk-moth
Last seen 2010- NFY, 27th May


  1. Looks pretty good to me!

    Do you reckon this is a Mottled Rustic too?

  2. Looks like a Brown Rustic to me................

  3. My micro book hasn't dropped through the letter box this morning, as hoped, I can't wait to get a look at it!. Thanks for the comment on Large Nutmeg, I think you've nailed it, cheers.