More August Moths

Temperatures remained above 15°C last night, with a little bit of rain and some mist, but we had a fairly good collection of moths in the trap this morning. 72 moths in total from 23 different species, including a couple of new ones.

Here’s the list

  • 2x Drinker
  • 3x Willow Beauty
  • 2x Gold Spot
  • 1x Scarce Footman
  • 7x Smoky Wainscot
  • 9x Common Rustic / Lesser Common Rustic agg.
  • 14x Flame Shoulder
  • 1x Antler Moth
  • 4x Dark Arches
  • 6x Large Yellow Underwing
  • 1x Rosy Minor
  • 2x Flounced Rustic
  • 2x Small Square Spot
  • 1x Purple Bar
  • 7x White-line Dart
  • 1x Silver Y
  • 2x Brimstone Moth
  • 1x Dingy Footman
  • 1x Clouded Silver
  • 2x Six-striped Rustic
  • 1x Tawny Speckled Pug
  • 1x Swallow Prominent*
  • 1x Black Arches*

And of course a few pretty pictures.

Swallow Prominent

A fine looking moth and a new garden record for us, although we have had the very similar Lesser Swallow Prominent before.

Swallow Prominent

Swallow Prominent

Six-striped Rustic

Not one we get very often – In fact we’ve only seen one before and that was on August 13th 2010.

Six Striped Rustic

Six Striped Rustic

Black Arches

Another new garden record, although that surprised me as I;m sure I’ve seen one before.

Black Arches

Black Arches

Willow Beauty

Not really much of a beauty this one as it is a little worn but I thought I’d take a photo of it today as a contrast to the others.

Willow Beauty

Willow Beauty

Tawny Speckled Pug

Again, a fairly worn specimen but a nice looking pug that we hadn’t seen for a while.

Tawny Speckled Pug

Tawny Speckled Pug

Dingy Footman

Not uncommon but again I took a photograph today as a contrast to the others just to show the variety of moths that we get.

Dingy Footman

Dingy Footman

The composition of the catch is changing quite a bit at the moment as we move into the end of summer.

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Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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