Moths Galore

  • Cloaked Carpet
    Cloaked Carpet
  • Brimstone
    Brimstone
  • Barred Yellow
    Barred Yellow
  • Lesser Yellow Underwing
    Lesser Yellow Underwing
  • Uncertain
    Uncertain
  • Burnished Brass
    Burnished Brass
  • Burnished Brass
    Burnished Brass
  • Burnished Brass
    Burnished Brass
  • Least Yellow Underwing
    Least Yellow Underwing
  • Lesser Yellow Underwing
    Lesser Yellow Underwing

Despite having to compete with an almost full moon, we were greeted with loads of moths in the trap this morning. Temperatures only dropped to 16.2ºC and winds were light.

As well as loads of Caddis Flies and quite a few nice looking micro moths (that I didn’t record), I managed to record 143 moths from 33 species, although a number got away as well before we could identify and count them.

Here’s the full list and some photos.

The Burnished Brass and Cloaked Carpet are new garden records for us. The Burnished Brass was amazing. It’s hard to see in the photo but it has an iridescent shiny metallic brassy yellow pattern on its forewing. The Cloaked Carpet is interesting too as it isn’t very common.

  • 13x Common Footman
  • 2 x Ruby Tiger
  • 2 x Yellow-tail
  • 4 x Willow Beauty
  • 4 x Riband Wave
  • 1 x Barred yellow
  • 1 x Antler Moth
  • 23x Rosy Minor
  • 12x White-line Dart
  • 36x Smoky Wainscot
  • 3 x Bright-line Brown-eye
  • 2 x Lackey
  • 2 x Flame
  • 1 x Burnished Brass
  • 3 x Oligia sp.
  • 9 x Dark Arches
  • 4 x Common Rustic / Lesser Common Rustic agg.
  • 1 x Brimstone Moth
  • 1 x Shuttle-shaped Dart
  • 1 x Clouded Border
  • 1 x V-Pug
  • 2 x Double Square Spot
  • 1 x Dingy Footman
  • 2 x Least Yellow Underwing
  • 1 x Angle Shades
  • 1 x Herald
  • 2 x July Highflyer
  • 1 x Flame Shoulder
  • 1 x Single-dotted Wave
  • 3 x Uncertain
  • 1 x Grey Pug
  • 1 x Garden Tiger

3 Responses

  1. mum says:

    Is that some sort of record for you? How many do you usually get?

    • Alan says:

      I don’t think it’s a record, I’m sure we’ve had over 200 before now. The numbers all depend on the time of the year and the weather though. July and August are usually the busiest months.

      Al.

    • Alan says:

      I don’t think it’s a record, I’m sure we’ve had over 200 before now. The numbers all depend on the time of the year and the weather though. July and August are usually the busiest months.

      Al.

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