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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

A Small Jewel arrives...

A good couple of nights, but I am yet to get my two hundredth garden moth. The weather is going to get warmer, so I can expect it soon hopefully.
Both nights were fairly clear, but with quite warm air, and I got 33 moths of 19 species on the 20th, and 54 moths of 23 last night. Best moths were the few new for the year of Mottled Beauty, Turnip, Double Square-spot, and the jewel in the crown, my second ever Small Angle Shades.
Aggregate of 20th and 21st June:
27 Heart and Dart
8 Ingrailed Clay
5 Dark Arches
4 Brimstone
4 Treble Lines
3 Common Marbled Carpet
3 Scorched Wing
2 Grey Pug
2 Uncertain
2 Willow Beauty
2 Minor sp.
2 Common Pug
2 Light Emerald
1 May Highflyer
1 Dusky Brocade
1 Orange Footman
1 Green Carpet
1 Mottled Pug
1 Small Phoenix
1 Pebble Prominent
1 Brown Silver-line
1 Silver-ground Carpet
1 Mottled Beauty NFY
1 Brown Rustic
1 Flame Shoulder
1 Peppered Moth
1 Heart and Club
1 Flame Carpet
1 Small Angle Shades NFY
1 Double Square-spot NFY
1 Purple Clay
1 Marbled White Spot
1 Rustic
1 Turnip NFY

A colourful duo - Brimstone and Light Emerald

Double Square-spot

Small Angle Shades

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Angle Shades, one i've never seen, you are very lucky indeed.