Saturday, 29 May 2010

you beauty!!

Came home after the Beds moth night to find this beauty sitting next to my trap;
what an awesome moth and much bigger then I remember them!!

other new garden moths...

common swift:nutmeg:pale mottled willow:willow beauty:Small waved umber:

Stockgrove CP Beds moth night

Another good beds moth night with several new species for me. The complete list from the night is not yet out so I will leave you with some photos:

Brown Silver-line:Great Prominent:Orange footman:Scorched wing:Shoulder-striped wainscot:Dwarf pug:

Friday, 28 May 2010

Bare Buff!!

Buff Ermin was a welcome addition to the garden list last night:and Buff tip was a nice addition to my life list, caught in my girlfriend's garden in Henlow:Also of note in my garden last night was this swallow prominent:and 2 Trebble lines:
Other than that it was a pretty slow night!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Recent Additions to the Garden list

Still getting new species for the garden each night:

small elephant hawk (with 2 lime in the same trap!!):vine's rustic:light emerald:clouded-boardered brindle:the flame:sallow kittern:sandy carpet:common wainscot:V-pug:Green Silver-Lines:Cinnabar:
let's hope I discover more newbies for the garden tonight!!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Any ideas on this pug..?

Record numbers for me last night; 61 of 30 species...

Flame shoulder x 4
Rustic Shoulder knot x 12
light broncaade x 1
s s dart x 5
bee moth x 1
nut tree tussock x 1
pale tussock x 3
light brown apple moth x 1
Brimstone x 2
marbled minor agg x 1
heart and dart x 2
white ermin x 1
green carpet x 1
bright-line brown-eye x 3
hebrew character x 1
setaceous hebrew character x 1
common pug x 3
clouded Boarder x 1
miller x 1
pebble hooktip x 1
bloody vein x 1
common white wave x 1
yellow barred brindle x 1
clouded silver x 1
un IDed pug x 1

Eudonia angustea x 1
Epiblema cynosbatella x 3
Cydia pomonella x 4
Aigyresthia trifasciata x 1
garden pebble x 1

clouded boarder:Garden Pebble:Miller:clouded silver (a bit battered):Bright-line brown-eye:common white wave:hebrew characters (both types):yellow barred brindle:pebble hooktip:

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Spectacles, Testicles, Wallet and Watch

Another decent hawl last night;

Rustic Shoulder knot x 15
Common Pug x 5
Waved Umber x 1
Chocolate tip x 1
Trebble lines x 1
Campion x 1
Marbled Minor agg x 1
Shuttle Shaped Dart x 4
Early (or late in this case) Grey x 1
Twenty Plum moth x 1
Puss moth x 1
Spectacle x 2
Scalloped Hazel x 2
Flame shoulder x 4
common carpet x 1
garden carpet x 1
Bee Moth x 1

and I think but am awaiting confimation on..
Cydia pomonella and Epiblema cynosbatella

roll the tape...

Bee moth (glad I took this one as it made a successful bid for freedom when I attempted something more natural!):Campion:puss moth:Scalloped Hazel:

Friday, 21 May 2010

Arlesey NR

Ed and set out with my new (rubbish) generator to try some trapping at Arlesey NR. Conditions were good and we did OK from 21:45 - 23:00 before my generator stopped working!! we were plagued by green carpet!

Green carpet x 14
white ermin x 1
pale tussock x 3
pale prominant x 1
scorched carpet x 5
flame shoulder x 7
shuttle shaped dart x 1
hebrew character x 1
Brimstone x 5
common Swift x 4
Red twin spot carpet agg x 1

one of the scorched carpets:
Certainly worth a trip with a more reliably genny!!!

In my trap at home I had a decent hawl with lots of new Micros (now with David manning for ID!), treble lines, treble-bar, lime hawkmoth and white ermin. I also had the 2 moths below, an ID help would be great... (thanks Matt for the IDs)

Moth 1 - Melanistic Grey Pine CarpetMoth 2 - Seraphim

Thursday, 20 May 2010


One of the main moths I really wanted to catch in my garden was privet Hawkmoth, and....
waheyy, found this beauty in the trap after the night of the 18th of May!

A few other goodies and newbies for the garden are..

Heart and Dart:Pale Tussock:Grey/Dark Dagger:White Ermin:Rustic Shoulder knot:
a few I couldn't ID, help please: (thanks Melissa for the IDs)

moth 1 (looks like a hedge rustic to me but wrong time of year...) - Marbled Minor aggmoth 2 (looks a little like a Northern Dart but it's not...) - Light Broncademoth 3 (I have a few ideas but they are definatly wrong...) - Marbled Minor agg

The Garden list is over 50 moth species, I only started counting this year so hoping to increase that!!