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Saturday, 24 July 2010

An Ear against the wall brings more than a Dingy Turnip!

Sorry for the surreal title, but I'm running out of clever puns (were they ever clever?)! What I'm really trying to do is keep it interesting, but in truth, there is no need to as the moths continue to speak for themselves.
Last night was brilliant, with 80 moths of 36 species including amongst them four new for the year, one new for the garden, and two brand new species to me. Two Suspected were new for the garden, although both were worn, the photographed individual being the fresher! The two brand new species were a Gothic, and a Dingy Shell, although these also had seen better days. Interestingly, both these species are moths of wet woodland (nearest to me about a half mile away).
23th July:
16 Dunbar
9 Riband Wave
4 July Highflyer
4 Large Yellow Underwing
4 Common Rustic sp.
3 Scalloped Oak NFY
3 Dark Arches
3 Willow Beauty
3 Rustic
3 Double Square-spot
2 Uncertain
2 Suspected NFG
2 Heart and Dart
2 Slender Brindle NFY
1 Common Wave
1 Common Footman
1 Ruby Tiger
1 Small Rivulet
1 Bird's Wing
1 Poplar Grey
1 Ear Moth NFY
1 Gothic NFG
1 Svensson's Copper Underwing
1 Buff Ermine
1 Single-dotted Wave
1 Small Fan-footed Wave
1 Bright-line Brown-eye
1 Copper Underwing
1 V Pug
1 Flame
1 Common White Wave
1 Marbled Beauty
1 Dusky Sallow NFY
1 Dingy Shell NFG
1 Turnip
Garden Macro Year List: 170
Garden Macro List: 221
Below is a Silver Y I caught in the garden a day or so ago. I left it in the pot a little too long, and it laid eggs!
Slender Brindle
Scalloped Oak
Riband Wave
Ear Moth
Dusky Sallow
Bright-line Brown-eye (a fresher individual than last time)
Dingy Shell

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