Monday, 26 June 2017

Good numbers of moths continue with species new for the year including: Privet Hawk-moth, Ruby Tiger, Lesser Broad-bordered Underwing, Rush Veneer, Smoky Wainscot, Large Twin-spot Carpet Pine Carpet and Large Tabby. Best was a new micro for the garden: Lozotaeniodes formosana. In addition I heard about a site near Faversham where Hornet Moths had been seen. I had a look there Sunday afternoon and was lucky enough to see one-unfortunately I somehow forgot the camera so had to photograph it with the phone.
 Hornet Moth

Large Twin-spot Carpet

 Lozotaeniodes formosana



   

Friday, 23 June 2017

Another 144 moths of 54 species this am.........several NFYs including: Small BV, Small Fan-foot, Small FF Wave, Yellow Shell, The Clay, Plain Pug, Scop. subfusca, and my 2nd ever C. fagiglandana and my 3rd Plutella porrectella. Also a nice example of The Coronet.

The Coronet

 Plutella porrectella

 Small Fan-foot



Thursday, 22 June 2017

The very hot weather has meant a busy time with the moth trap. This morning there were c160 moths of 57 species, which is probably my best ever catch. I've added 2 new micros to the garden list: Phtheochroa inopiana and Coleophora mayrella. Other species new for the year include: The Festoon, Common Emerald, and Cream Bordered Green Pea.

Common Emerald
 Phtheochroa inopiana
  The Festoon

 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Moth trap very lively the last couple of days. Highlights were my 2nd ever Figure of Eighty, a worn Sandy Carpet, which was new for the garden, Buttoned Snout, Ghost Moth, The Festoon, S. gigantella and a new micro Sophronia semicostella. At Oare Marshes on Sunday the Spoonbill showed well.

Sophronia semicostella
 Figure of Eighty
 Spoonbill

Saturday, 17 June 2017

After a few days away moth trapping resumed last night with 59 moths of 38 species this morning. There were several new species for the year including Dingy Shears, and Poplar Grey. However, best was a new pyralid for the garden list: Donacaula forficella. Garden list now 576.

Donacaula forficella
 Poplar Grey

 Dingy Shears


Sunday, 11 June 2017

Since my last post the following moths have been ne for the year: Elephant Hawk-moth, Small Square-spot, Heart & Club, & Udea Olivalis.

Elephant Hawk-moth
 Small Square-spot










Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Since my last post new species for the year in the trap include: Middle-barred Minor, Mottled Beauty, Marbled Orchard Tortrix, Brown Rustic and best of all, a Small Elephant Hawk-moth, which was new for the garden list, which now stands at 575.

  Small Elephant Hawk-moth