Wednesday, July 21, 2010

*Only* 414 moths...

Feeling a bit bleary-eyed. I put the moth trap out again last night. It's usually best not to trap every night, but I thought I'd try it, since Monday night had been so good...

The number of moths was down, as was the number of species, but to be honest 400+ moths is plenty for me. And there were some nice ones.

Black Arches
The first Black Arches of the year

Pale Prominent
Pale Prominent

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet (I think)

Full moth list follows...

  • Uncertain/The Rustic, 91
  • Dark Arches, 59
  • Common Rustic, 33
  • Double Square-spot, 19
  • Smoky Wainscot, 19
  • Common Footman, 17
  • Mother of Pearl, 11
  • Ruby Tiger, 10
  • Silver Y, 10
  • Yellow-tail, 10
  • Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, 9
  • Large Yellow Underwing, 7
  • White Satin Moth, 6
  • Brown-line Bright-eye, 5
  • Dusky Sallow, 5
  • Scalloped Oak, 5
  • Scarce Footman, 5
  • The Drinker, 5
  • Clay, 4
  • Clouded Silver, 4
  • Common Wainscot, 4
  • Light Arches, 4
  • Riband Wave, 4
  • Bright-line Brown-eye, 3
  • Brimstone Moth, 3
  • Buff-tip, 3
  • Poplar Hawkmoth, 3
  • Small Magpie Moth, 3
  • Willow Beauty, 3
  • Dingy Footman, 2
  • Lesser Yellow Underwing, 2
  • Pebble Prominent, 2
  • Setaceous Hebrew Character, 2
  • Swallow Prominent, 2
  • The Dun-bar, 2
One each of:
  • Black Arches
  • Blood-vein
  • Buff Ermine
  • Burnished Brass
  • Copper Underwing
  • Dot Moth
  • Elephant Hawkmoth
  • Flame Shoulder
  • Heart and Dart
  • July Highflyer
  • minor sp.
  • Nut-tree Tussock
  • Pale Prominent
  • Peppered Moth
  • Pine Hawkmoth
  • Privet Hawkmoth
  • Small Fan-footed Wave
  • Straw Underwing
  • Swallow-tailed Moth
  • The Flame
photos taken with Canon Powershot A640