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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Lime, but not Prime.

First of all, I just need to direct you back to my post of the 24th May, which I have finally been able to add photos to, including the fabulous Puss Moth.

Yesterday evening, we tried to trap at a wetland site, Stoke Meadows.  The weather seemed to be half decent, but the forecast cloud never really materialised, and as a result, it was quite a slow night (e.g. only four micro species!).  The only species of any quality was a fresh Lime Hawk-moth, and only my second ever Seraphim.  Interesting to get more Swallow Prominent than Lesser.

29th May, Stoke Meadows:
1 Dark Spectacle
1 Brimstone
12 Green Carpet
1 Lime Hawk-moth
1 Sharp-angled Peacock
5 Light Emerald
4 Common Carpet
1 Scalloped Hook-tip
4 Pale Prominent
5 Flame Shoulder
1 Yellow-barred Brindle
1 Seraphim
4 Small Seraphim
2 White Ermine
3 Common Marbled Carpet
1 Maiden's Blush
1 Buff-tip
1 Common Pug
1 Broken-barred Carpet
1 Angle Shades
3 Swallow Prominent
1 Silver Y
1 Lesser Swallow Prominent

Lime Hawk-moth



  1. Pity I couldn't make it to join you guys. Was literally just about to get join the A3, before the car started to judder. Good thing I didn't join it, as the accelerator barely worked by the time I got back home!

    Nice Lime Hawk by the way, also got one last night, though not quite as fresh.


    1. Thats rotten luck Bill!

      Oh well, at least you didn't miss too much.

      Lets hear about your garden trappings then!