Masses of Moths

Loads of moths in the moth trap last night:

  • 1x Ruby Tiger
  • 2x July Highflyer
  • 2x Heart and Dart
  • 1x Crescent Dart
  • 6x Shuttle-shaped Dart
  • 3x Common Footman
  • 1x Rustic
  • 1x Drinker
  • 1x Scalloped Oak
  • 1x Elephant Hawkmoth
  • 6x Dingy Footman
  • 4x Oligia sp.
  • 2x Single-dotted Wave
  • 1x Antler Moth
  • 2x Shore Wainscot
  • 1x True Lover’s Knot
  • 1x Riband Wave
  • 1x Chinese Character
  • 2x Buff Tip
  • 1x Silver Y
  • 1x Yellow-tail
  • 4x Scarce Footman
  • 1x Currant Pug
  • 44x Smoky Wainscot
  • 30x Dark Arches
  • 1x Blackneck
  • 16x Common Rustic / Lesser Common Rustic agg.
  • 3x Bright-line Brown-eye
  • 6x Rosy Minor
  • 7x Flame
  • 2x Uncertain
  • 1x Pale Mottled Willow
  • 10x Large Yellow Underwing
  • 3x White-line Dart
  • 1x Double Square-spot
  • 3x Garden Tiger
  • 1x Small Rivulet*

Thats 174 moths from 37 different species!

There were a few that got away as well, in addition to loads of beetles, micro moths and caddis flies. The Small Rivulet was a new garden species for us but I didn’t manage to get a photo of it. Here are a few of the others though.

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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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