Sunday, July 18, 2010

Getting up early for the party animals

I have to get up early to check the moth trap, but it always seems like the moths themselves have had a good night dancing around the bulb. Some of them even seem a little hungover in the morning.

Dawn
Pretty skies when I got up to check the moth trap this morning...

Purple Thorn
Purple Thorn

Lesser Swallow Prominent
Swallow Prominent

The Spectacle
The Spectacle
Broad-bordered Yellow UnderwingBroad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings

The full list...
  • Common Footman, 33
  • The Uncertain, 31
  • The Rustic, 24
  • Dark Arches, 20
  • Smoky Wainscot, 11
  • Common Rustic, 6
  • Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, 5
  • Brown-line Bright-eye, 5
  • Scarce Footman, 4
  • Common Wainscot, 3
  • Light Arches, 3
  • The Drinker, 3
  • Buff-tip, 2
  • Dusky Sallow, 2
  • Heart & Dart, 2
  • Peppered Moth, 2
  • Ruby Tiger, 2
  • Scalloped Oak, 2
  • Silver Y, 2
  • The Flame, 2
  • White Satin Moth, 2
One each of:
  • Beautiful Hook-tip
  • Brimstone
  • Burnished Brass
  • Clouded Border
  • Double Square-spot
  • Large Yellow Underwing
  • Least Carpet
  • Privet Hawkmoth (only ONE!!!!)
  • Purple Thorn
  • Setaceous Hebrew Character
  • Small Fan-footed Wave
  • Swallow Prominent
  • Swallow-tailed Moth
  • The Clay
  • The Spectacle
  • Willow Beauty
  • Yellow-tail
photos taken with Canon Powershot A640