Last nights Moths – Several new garden records

I put the moth trap out again last night and had quite a catch. With light winds most of the night, temperatures staying above 13ºC and light cloud cover it was perfect conditions.

As well as the usual suspects there were a number of new garden records as well, with close to 200 moths and 38 different species. I’m still working on the identification of a few of them.

  • 2 x Rosy Minor
  • 7 x Antler Moth
  • 49 x Large Yellow Underwing
  • 4 x Brimstone Moth
  • 3 x July Highflyer
  • 4 x Common Carpet
  • 1 x Willow Beauty
  • 1 x Cloaked Minor
  • 14 x Shuttle-shaped Dart
  • 24 x Flame Shoulder
  • 3 x Yellow-tail
  • 3 x Tawny Speckled Pug
  • 4 x Drinker
  • 3 x Least Yellow Underwing
  • 1 x Magpie*
  • 3 x Dingy Footman
  • 1 x Purple Bar
  • 16 x Dark Arches
  • 5 x Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
  • 6 x Small Square Spot
  • 1 x Scalloped Oak
  • 2 x Lime-speck Pug
  • 1 x Garden Tiger
  • 5 x Setaceous Hebrew Character
  • 3 x White-line Dart
  • 12 x Common Rustic / Lesser Common Rustic agg.
  • 4 x Smoky Wainscot
  • 1 x Clouded Border
  • 5 x Flounced Rustic
  • 2 x Archer’s Dart
  • 1 x Garden Carpet
  • 1 x Silver Y
  • 1 x Clay
  • 1 x Six-striped Rustic*
  • 1 x Lychnis*
  • 1 x Lesser Broad-border Yellow Underwing*
  • 1 x Mother of Pearl*
  • 1 x Ringed China Mark*
  • 1 x As yet unidentifed- Pyrausta despicata

Here are the new ones.

1 Response

  1. Alan says:

    Just a few updates.

    The Small China Mark was actually a Ringed China Mark, and the unidentified moth was a Pyrausta despicata.

    Al.

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