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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

2 comments:

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!