Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Pale Eggar, Elton

Pale Eggar Trichiura crataegi

© Brian Stone

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hatley moths, August 2007

Pebble Prominent
Pebble Prominent

The Lychnis
The Lychnis

Black Arches
Black Arches

Lesser Swallow Prominent
Lesser Swallow Prominent

Leopard Moth
Leopard Moth

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Great Brocade, Earith

22nd August 2007 (c) David Griffiths

Monday, August 13, 2007

Cambridge micros 11 August 2007

Oegonica sp., slight possibility of 871a Oegoconia caradjai, but specimen not retained.

1361 Pyrausta aurata feeding on Apple Mint.

cambridge, vc29
22W actinic
Nikon cp4500

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Bulrush Wainscot, Earith

11th August 2007 (c) David Griffiths

Purple Bar, Earith

11th August 2007 (c) David Griffiths,

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Red-belted Clearwing, Elton

Without the aid of a pheromone lure or a safety net my sharp eyed spouse, Karen, spotted this rarely seen moth feeding at the flowers of our Hebe 'Great Orme' at about 12:30 today.

Red-belted Clearwing Synanthedon myopaeformis

© Brian Stone Canon Powershot A640

Calamotropha paludella, Earith

Orthotaelia sparganella, Earith

10th August 2007 (c) David Griffiths

Friday, August 10, 2007

Red-tipped Clearwing, The Boardwalks, Peterborough

Up to three attracted to the 'for' pheromone lure at The Boardwalks NR from 13:30-13:40 today.

Red-tipped Clearwing Synanthedon formicaeformis

© Brian Stone Canon Powershot A640

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Some commoner Farcet Fen moths

Another rather poor catch last night (only 75 individuals of 25 macro species). But amongst them where some rather nice commoner moths including these three.

Dog's Tooth, 8 August 2007, Farcet Fen
This is one of my favourite moths. I just love what I call the 'Warrior Mask' markings - dig those fangs!

Green Carpet, 8 August 2007, Farcet Fen.
A common species, I caught five last night, but this is a real cracker - the best-marked one I have seen this year.

Wormwood Pug, 8 August 2007, Farcet Fen.
One of the easier pugs! This one was huge, even larger than the Bordered Pug on the same carton (which unfortunately winged its way to feedon before I could pot it for a photo!).

Firethorn Leaf Miner, Elton

Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella

© Brian Stone

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Ruby Tiger and Herald, Elton

A couple of pretty ones.

Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa

The Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix

© Brian Stone Canon Powershot A640

Twin-spotted Wainscot, Farcet Fen

Caught at light, 6 August 2007.

This is only my second record of this local species, the first was on 9 August last year - only three days out! Also caught the same date as David's individual below!

White-line Dart, Farcet Fen

Caught at light, 4 Aug 2007

This was the first of two White-line Darts caught on 2 & 4 Aug. A new species for VC29sw.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Twin-spotted Wainscot, Earith

6th August 2007 (c) David Griffiths

Coleophora hemerobiella, Earith

6th August 2007 (c) David Griffiths