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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Shears for the great eight

I put a large parasol over the trap last night, because I thought we may get prolonged rain. In the event it was probably just a brief shower or two, which may well have helped keep moth numbers up. One of the better nights in terms of numbers, with 80 moths of 39 species.
These included a fantastic eight new for the year (including only my second ever Scarce Footman), and one new for the garden in the shape of a worn Dingy Shears. Some nice micros too, including two pretty Honeysuckle feeders (I have a Honeysuckle at the bottom of my small garden), Twenty-plume Moth and Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha dentella).
20th July:
10 Riband Wave
10 Flame
6 Dunbar
6 Dark Arches
4 Large Yellow Underwing
3 Uncertain
3 Pale Mottled Willow
2 Shuttle-shaped Dart
2 Marbled Beauty NFY
2 Ruby Tiger NFY
2 Heart and Dart
2 Rustic
2 Common White Wave
1 Miller
1 Green Pug
1 Scarce Footman NFY
1 V-pug
1 Svennson's Copper Underwing
1 Light Emerald
1 Dagger sp.
1 Copper Underwing NFY
1 Small Fan-footed Wave NFY
1 Coronet
1 Turnip
1 Poplar Hawk-moth
1 Bright-line Brown-eye NFY
1 Small Rivulet NFY
1 Peppered Moth
1 Buff Arches
1 Dot Moth
1 Barred Red
1 Common Rustic sp.
1 Double Square-spot
1 Fan-foot
1 July Highflyer
1 Engrailed
1 Lesser Yellow Underwing NFY
1 Dingy Shears NFG
1 Buff Ermine
Macro Garden List: 218
Macro Garden Year List: 162
Unlike with recent efforts, I am really happy with this set of photos, even if not all are in 'natural' settings.
Bright-line Brown-eye

Dingy Shears

Lesser Yellow Underwing

Marbled Beauty

Honeysuckle Moth

Ruby Tiger

Scarce Footman

Small Fan-footed Wave

Small Rivulet

Twenty-plume Moth

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