Saturday night's moth trapping session produced a completely new Garden "tick" and several new species for the year.
Completely new for the garden is this Pebble Hook-tip - a lovely looking moth. It seems a common species in Warwickshire and one I've always wanted to trap.
Pebble Hook-tip (Drepana falcataria)
New for the year were first of all two Common Carpets - usually these are very lively moths but for once they posed easily for the camera.
Secondly, this lovely Yellow Shell a beautifully coloured and marked moth which was very lively!
Also new for the year was this Dun-bar
Also in the trap were several pristine Straw Underwings - the hind wings on this moth are straw-coloured with a black border
Hopefully this is a Willow Beauty - I wonder if the photo I published previously was a Mottled Beauty
Garden Carpet - again and, for once, this moth posed well for the camera. Carpets, like pugs, are usually very very lively
Edit - Many thanks to Stewart for correcting my woeful id!!!:) This is a Spruce Carpet and new for the year :)
If any of the above id's are incorrect, as always, please let me know.
I'm not sure about the moth below - it looks a bit like a Single Dotted Wave but the shape looks completely wrong although it was a similar size.
I encouraged most of the micros to escape as I emptied the trap - there were dozens of them mainly pyralids - but I did pot a few which I am still working on - poor photos below.
Summary of Moths Trapped Saturday, 11th August
Minimum Temperature 12.4 degrees centigrade
8.30 p.m. until dawn
15w Actinic Skinner Trap
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) x 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) x 8
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) x 2
1713 Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) x 2
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) x 2 NFY
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) x 1 NFY
2293 Marbled Beauty (Cryphia domestica) x 7
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) x 1
Edit - Many thanks Stewart for you help this is a Spruce Carpet and NFY
1742 Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata) x 1 NFY
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) x 1
2381 Uncertain (Hoplodrina alsines) x 3
2303 Straw Underwing (Thalpophila matura) x 4
1648 Pebble Hook-tip (Drepana falcataria) x 1 NFG
2343 Common Rustic (Mesapamea secalis) x 2
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola) x 1
0656 Tachystola acroxantha x 2
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