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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Garden Moths - 19th May 2014

I am currently utilising my shift pattern to do a week of moth trapping so a few more posts than usual this week. The numbers and species still gradually increasing with the warmer weather, and a  few more new species and a few welcomed returnees:

Last nights full list:

4 x Scalloped Hazel (New garden Record)
1 x Heart and Dart
1 x Pebble Prominent
1 x Flame Shoulder
1 x Clouded Silver
3 x Common Marbled Carpet
1 x Elephant Hawk-moth
3 x Bee Moth
1 x Brindled Pug (I think.... it escaped before I was 100% or could get an image), probably in the partners wardrobe now eating her best dress)
1 x Ochreous Pug
2 x Light Brown Apple Moth
1 x Alder Kitten (New Garden Record)
3 x  Tachystola acroxantha

Alder Kitten
 

Flame Shoulder
 

Scalloped Hazel

 
Elephant Hawk-Moth

 
Foot Note: Tachystola acroxantha
An adventive species, which was first noted in the UK in 1908, and was probably imported with Australian plants. In recent years it has expanded its range rapidly northwards
 
Tachystola acroxantha
 

 

 

9 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic photos Dave and I do love your blog. I think I am going to learn a lot about nature by visiting here. Your header photo is amazing, incredible scenery and a wondrous shot!

Dave said...

Very kind words and very much appreciated.
Dave

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful images Dave...

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Dave I have looked at several of your posts and your shots are amazing.

Stewart M said...

Great set of moths - I often plan to do she "lamping" in my back garden, but it never happens.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne


PS: I think you may have linked the wrong post to WBW - it links to this post. I have had a few commercial link put up (i know this does not apply to yours) and I like to keep it just for birds. So, could you edit the link please.

Dave said...

Cheers Stewart, well noticed! Not sure how to edit this from WBW, Can you delete it? Can I delete it?

Dave

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Moths as usual, great invocation Dave.

José Mendonça said...

Another brilliant series! How do you find them? :-)

Dave said...

Thank you all.
Jose, I have a moth trap (they all get releases in the morning un harmed). See here http://www.angleps.com/

It is compulsive once you start.