At the moment.... mostly about moths

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Moth Trap 30

16 moths this morning (equal to previous best) 3 new species.


Heart and Dart 6
Pale Mottled Willow 3
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
Rustic Shoulder Knot 1
Mottled Pug (new !) 1
Minor sp - maybe Rufous Minor? 1
Waved Umber 1 (new !)
Common Wainscot 1 (new !) - confirmed now with a better preserved specimen

Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata)

Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata)


Waved Umber (Menophra abruptaria) - poor photo really, not much light....not much depth of field

Waved Umber (Menophra abruptaria)

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)

Minor sp maybe rufous?

A Minor maybe Rufous Minor?


Moth totals

Total Species 49 (47 in garden)

Total moths 226

1 comment:

Bennyboymothman said...

Well its a Minor but its a dissction job to tell which one, I usually put them as Minor sp. or Oligie sp.