At the moment.... mostly about moths

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Moth Trap 54

Another windy night and another catch similar to those recently. Either 1 or 2 new species, depending on IDs

Riband Wave 1
Least Carpet 2
Small magpie 3
Scalloped Oak 1
Common Footman 1
Buff Ermine 1
Dark arches 5
Bee Moth 1
Bright-line Brown-eye 3
Double striped Pug 1
Dun Bar 1
Large yellow underwing 1
Common wainscot 1
Dot Moth 3
Swallowtailed Moth 1
Common Rustic 2 TBC (new !)

Common Rustic

Common Rustic (Mesapamea secalis)

Common Rustic?

Moth Totals

Total species 98 (95 in garden)

Total Moths 1011


Bennyboymothman said...

The Common and Lesser Common Rustic cannot really be told apart without dissecting, that comment in the guides is abit (take it with a pich of salt)

your third Moth is the Dot Moth.

Your still having some good catches, well done, i've not bothered for a few days because of weather warnings!

JerryL said...

thanks ben. If I restricted my trap to good weather.. it wouldn't go on very often!