Monday night's moth trapping session (minimum temperature 8.8 degrees centigrade) produced a few more moths - several new for this year and one possible new garden tick.
Bright-Line Brown-Eye (New for Year)
Dark Arches (New for Year)
Common Marbled Carpet (New for Year)
Angle Shades - I know I've posted a photo of this species before but I couldn't resist doing so again as its one of my favourite moths!
Bee Moth - again another photo of this species but I love the green colouration on this particular individual
Clouded Brindle ???? (this would be a new species for the garden IF! my id is correct)
Edit - Huge thanks to Bennyboymothman (see comment below) for identifying this moth for me - its Dusky Brocade. Still a new species for the garden.
I thought I would never get the chance to id the next moth as every time I opened the pot it was a blur of wings and I had to chase it across the kitchen several times
but eventually it kept still for just a few seconds - I think its another Common Marbled Carpet
As always, please let me know if any of my id's are incorrect or if you could confirm the Clouded Brindle - I really do appreciate all the help I've been given :)
Summary of Moth Trapping Session - Monday 18th June
Minimum Temperature 8.8 degrees centigrade
15w Actinic Skinner Trap
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea) x 1 (NFY)
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) x 1 (NFY)
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) x 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chlorobysta truncata) x 2 (?) (NFY
1428 Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella) x 1
2327 Clouded Brindle (Apamea epomidion) x 1??? (would be NFG)
Edit This moth is actually Dusky Brocade x 1 (still NFG!) Thanks due to Bennyboymothman
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) x 1
I've been watching the pond by torchlight on several occasions this week - its amazing how many dragonfly larvae I can see and there are least 6 or 7 Common/Smooth Newts (nowhere near as many as last year). Since seeing my first Tree Bumble Bee a few months ago I am now seeing them all the time - I have released 3 from the garage in the last week!
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