Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This moth trapping just gets tougher and tougher...

Scarce Footman

I believe this to be a Scarce Footman. Despite the name, it seems not to be that scarce. I am going to have to start looking at moths really carefully. Now I've separated Scarce Footman from Common, and also Smoky Wainscot from Common Wainscot, there are no excuses. Must get moth tuition...

Poplar Hawkmoth
Your daily hawkmoth - Poplar

Another cool, misty, damp morning with a breeze, which didn't look that promising, but which still yielded 190 moths of 30 species.

nerdy moth list follows:


  • Dark Arches, 65
  • Common Footman, 48
  • The Uncertain, 18
  • Common Wainscot, 10
  • The Rustic, 7
  • The Drinker, 4 males
  • Common Rustic, 3
  • Mother of Pearl, 3
  • Privet Hawkmoth, 3
  • Scarce Footman, 3
  • Barred Straw, 2
  • Brown-line Bright-eye, 2
  • Ghost Moth, 2 females
  • Poplar Hawkmoth, 2
  • Riband Wave, 2
  • Willow Beauty, 2
plus one each of
  • Brimstone Moth
  • Burnished Brass
  • Clouded Silver
  • Double Square-spot
  • Elephant Hawkmoth
  • Large Yellow Underwing
  • Light Arches
  • Lunar-spotted Pinion
  • Peppered Moth
  • Scalloped Oak
  • Setaceous Hebrew Character
  • Smoky Wainscot
  • The Clay
  • White Satin Moth
  • Yellow-tail
photos taken with Canon Powershot A640