Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Early doors

Maiden's Blush
Maiden's Blush

Not the best moth night ever - probably too windy and cold - with a catch of 86 moths of 20 species.

I am still getting worried about Square-spot Rustics (wondering if I am identifying them correctly), as they seem to be so variable. Some are really nicely marked, and others rather dull. They all seem to have gold-coloured eye/kidney markings though. Or I think they do...

Maiden's Blush was a garden tick, and quite nice. She's in the fridge waiting for a photo. Light Emerald was one of the prettier ones.

Moth list, if you want it...

Moth accommodation

  • Setaceous Hebrew Character, 22
  • Square-spot Rustic, 21
  • Common Wainscot, 12
  • Large Yellow Underwing, 7
  • Flame Shoulder, 4
  • Vine's Rustic, 4
  • Cabbage Moth, 2
  • Garden Carpet, 2
    One each of:
    • Black Arches
    • Common Rustic/Lesser Common Rustic
    • dagger sp.
    • Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
    • Light Emerald
    • Maiden's Blush
    • Mother of Pearl
    • Shuttle-shaped Dart
    • Straw Underwing
    • The Spectacle
    • Turnip Moth
    • Willow Beauty
      photos taken with Canon Powershot A640

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