Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Four-dotted Footman, Farcet Fen

A first for me and the first in my square since 1878! Caught at light (160w MVB).

© Steve Dudley / Panasonic Lumix FZ-30

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Concolorous, Elton

The second for my garden.
The Concolorous Chortodes extrema

Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi

© Brian Stone

Monday, June 15, 2009

Varied Coronet, Cambridge, 14 June 09

Varied Coronet Hadena compta to light; only the third individual seen here and the first since 2005.

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

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Farcet Fen

Whilst having dinner this evening I was amazed when I looked up to view out of the velux roof window to find a roosting Hummer! I've had them in the garden every I have lived here, I've had them roosting on the outside of the house (up to three) and I've caught them in the moth trap at night - but this is the first time we've ever had one enter the house and roost! It had a large enough entrance though, as we had our folding sliding doors open, so the whole end wall of the kitchen (9ftx6ft) was open.

© Steve Dudley / Panasonic Lumix FZ-30