Monday, June 30, 2008

The Blackneck (Lygephila pastinum) 27 June 2008

An unexpected species (the 350th for the garden) and, in contrast to the docile Buff-tip, one of the least co-operative moths i've ever tried to photograph.

22W actinic
Canon400D + 50mm/f2.5 macro

Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala) 29 June 2008

An excellent species which usually sits quietly in front of the camera

22W actinic
Fuji Finepix A800

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Farcet Fen first and some migrants

The Fern, Farcet Fen, 24 June 08A new species for the garden and 5km square. Caught at light (15w actinic).

Diamond-back Moth, Farcet Fen, 23 June 08Fifth record for the garden for this migrant - all previous records caught during the great migrant summer of 2006. Caught at light (160w MVB).

Dark Sword-grass, Farcet Fen, 24 June 08
The first record of this migrant since the 14 caught during the summer of 2006. Caught at light (15w actinic).

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Xestia triangulum, Cambridge, 17 June 2008

The dark grey hindwing, with strongly contrasting border, on this individual distinguishes this species from the very similar X. ditrapezium. (With thanks to Ray in Netherhall for his help)

22W actinic
Fuji Finepix A800

Monday, June 16, 2008

Diarsia sp. Cambridge, 13 June

A Diarsia sp. with forewing length of 16 mm. I have not recorded Ingrailed Clay or Purple Clay in the garden previously. Although just a single Small Square-spot of rather different appearance recorded here so far (see 04Sep07), this is perhaps the most likely id. Comments welcome!

22W actinic
Canon400D + 50mm/f2.5 macro

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Beautiful Golden Y, Elton

First for garden.

Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina

© Brian Stone

Mullein Moth Larva

© David Heath

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Light Brocade, Earith

3rd June 2008 (c) David Griffiths