Whos keeping an eye on me....

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Moths from 17th - 20th June 2014

a few nights mothing brought some lovely species to the garden. A few old favourites and a few lifers too.  I just haven't had the time to get out birding and not sure if its because of work, mothing or the World Cup...... Probably a bit of each.


Elephant Hawk-moth

Beautiful Plume

Beautiful Golden y

Plain Golden y

Pebble Hook-tip

Pale Dagger


Buff Arches

Peach Blossom

Garden Pebble

Lozotaenia forsterana

Chrysoteuchia culmella


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Moths (and a Shield Bug) from 11th June

Another nice selection which include three new garden species.


Silver y

Knot Grass

Ingrailed Clay

Angle Shades

Hawthorn Moth

Plumb Tortrix

Middle Barred Minor

Chrysoteuchia culmella

Shield Bug

Monday, 9 June 2014

Moth results from the garden, 6th June 2014

Results from a catch a few nights ago:

Some Micros.

Marbled Orchard Tortrix

Pyla fusca

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana

Some Macros.

Peppered Moth

Elephant Hawk-Moth
Iron Prominent

Full catch was 14 species from 31 moths, the species listed below in Red are new garden records. The most abundant was the Heart and Dart with 16.
Spilosoma luteum
Buff Ermine
Axylia putris
Agrotis exclamationis
Heart and Dart
Biston betularia
Peppered Moth
Opisthograptis luteolata
Brimstone Moth
Cydia pomonella
Codling Moth
Deilephila elpenor
Elephant Hawk-moth
Notodanta dromedarius
Iron Prominent
Mamestra brassicae
Cabbage Moth
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
Hedya nubiferana
Marbled Orchard Tortrix
Bryotropha affinis
Scoparia ambigualis
Pyla fusca

Monday, 2 June 2014

Moths from early June

Some nice species (and new species) coming to the light trap this past few days. Here are jut a few.
Pale Tussock (and a new species for my garden)

Light Brown Apple Moth

Ruby Tiger (and a new species for my garden)

Small Magpie


Bee Moth (Female)

Diamond Backed Moth