Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dawn raid

Getting up early
Getting up early is getting harder -  but at least dawn is getting later... if you get what I mean.

Black Arches
Tis the season of the Black Arches - found five of these handsome moths, all on the outside of the trap

Shaded Broad-bar
I thought this was going to be a Snout until I realised that it didn't have a snout. Fortunately Jay Clark put me in the picture - it's a Shaded Broad-bar, a moth garden tick

The whole list...
  • Uncertain/The Rustic, 40
  • Common/Lesser Common Rustic, 17
  • minor sp., 14
  • Silver Y, 12
  • Common Footman, 10
  • Dark Arches, 6
  • Dingy Footman, 6
  • Mother of Pearl, 6
  • The Dun-bar, 6
  • Black Arches, 5
  • Dusky Sallow, 5
  • Scalloped Oak, 5
  • Riband Wave, 4
  • Ruby Tiger, 4
  • Straw Underwing, 4
  • Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, 3
  • Lesser Yellow Underwing, 3
  • Scarce Footman, 3
  • Smoky Wainscot, 3
  • Willow Beauty, 3
  • Dot Moth, 2
  • Double Square-spot, 2
  • Flame Shoulder, 2
  • Small Fan-footed Wave, 2
  • Small Magpie Moth, 2
  • The Drinker, 2
  • The Flame, 2
  • Yellow-tail, 2
And one each of these:
  • Bright-line Brown-eye
  • Brimstone Moth
  • Brown-line Bright-eye
  • Chinese Character
  • Clouded Border
  • July Highflyer
  • Least Yellow Underwing
  • Lesser Swallow Prominent
  • Lime-speck Pug
  • Orthopygia glaucinalis
  • Poplar Hawkmoth
  • Red/Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
  • Shaded Broad-bar
  • Shuttle-shaped Dart
  • Small Scallop
  • Tawny Speckled Pug
  • The Spectacle
photos taken with Canon Powershot A640