A short break from holiday blog posts to catch up on Garden moths - I do wish there were more hours in the day so I could catch up on everything!!
I put out the moth trap on Saturday night, 6th July, for the Garden Moth Scheme and caught a lot of new species for the year and one garden "tick"!
Buff Arches - this must be one of my favourite moths - the markings are just superb :)
And here it is waking up!
Barred Yellow - a new species for the garden and what a gorgeous moth - 3 photos again as its so lovely. Sorry for poor quality though - it was a very lively moth and I stood no chance of a photo out of the pot!
Willow Beauty - (I hope - for some reason I really struggle identifying this species from other similar species) again new for year
Common Marbled Carpet
Common Carpet - new for year
Riband Wave - new for year
Uncertain - new for year
One of the micro plume moths - Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
Far more moths escaped than I managed to pot and, despite New Year Resolutions to try and identify micros this year, I released most of them just keeping a few.
I think this is Garden Grass-veneer (a micro and would be new for year)
I am still working on the id of this worn macro
Another micro - despite the new Micro Moth book - I am really struggling - Phycita roborella??????
The trouble is with micros they are very lively even after a few hours of chilling in the fridge and too tiny to get decent photos
Please let me know if any of the above identifications are wrong and any help on unidentified species would be hugely appreciated!!!
Summary of Moths Trapped
Saturday, 6th July
Minimum Temperature 12.7 degrees centigrade
15W Actinic Skinner Trap
1713 Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) x 1 (NFY)
2381 Uncertain (Hoplodrina alsines) x 6 (NFY)
2089 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) x 1
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) x 2 ??? (NFY)
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) x 3 (NFY)
1653 Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) x 1 (NFY)
1376 Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata) x 1 (NFY)
1428 Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella)
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) x 1
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) x 1 (NFY)
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chlorocylsta truncata) x 1
1765 Barred Yellow (Cidaria fulvata) x 1 (NFG) (NFY)
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla x 1
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) x 1 (NFY)
Returning to normality . . .
3 hours ago