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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

An Umber of Autumn Moths

In what will probably be my last garden trapping this year, wet and cloudy conditions produced a better-than-expected ten moths last night. Amongst these were a new one for the garden and another couple new for the year. The garden tick was a couple of nice Mottled Umber.
26th October:
3 Red-line Quaker
2 Mottled Umber NFG
1 November Moth sp. NFY
1 Yellow-line Quaker
1 Feathered Thorn NFY
1 Blair's Shoulder-knot
1 late Common Marbled Carpet
and the remarkable micro, Acleris cristana
Garden Macro Year List: 215, Garden Macro Life List: 233
Acleris cristana
Blair's Shoulder-knot

November Moth (Epirrita) sp.

Feathered Thorn
Two different forms of Mottled Umber


  1. Hi Sean

    The top micro is one of the 120 odd named forms of Acleris cristana, nice!

  2. Cheers Ben. Yes, its a wierd looking thing isn't it! Edited.