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Saturday, 11 August 2012

A Kitten and a Mouse

Nice to see the sun back, and although I thought the most prolific mothing was behind me this year, this latest period of quality weather has done the business yet again in the garden.  Both species and individuals took another increase, the latter certainly being helped by the peak in Yellow Underwings being upon us.  On the down side, I did have the first problem with wasps this year, with a small contingent awaiting me around the light.  However, another garden tick was amongst the throng of moths in the trap, and just like a few days ago, it was a Footman.  My first garden Buff Footman was amongst a few other nice year ticks, including a Mouse Moth, and only my second garden record of Sallow Kitten.  Among the micros was the scarce Iceplant feeder, Yponomeuta sedella, and a Phyllonorycter rajella.

10th August:
32 Large Yellow Underwing
13 Riband Wave
11 Common Rustic sp.
9 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
8 Dunbar
6 Willow Beauty
6 Dark Arches
5 Red Twin-spot Carpet
4 Small Fan-footed Wave
4 Small Phoenix
3 Rosy Footman
3 Peppered Moth
3 Rosy Minor
3 Shuttle-shaped Dart
3 Uncertain
2 Scalloped Hook-tip
2 Dingy Footman
2 Svennson's Copper Underwing
2 Common Carpet
2 True Lover's Knot
2 Flame Shoulder
2 Square-spot Rustic NFY
2 Fan-foot
2 Lesser Swallow Prominent
1 Grey Pine Carpet
1 Mouse Moth NFY
1 Brimstone
1 September Thorn
1 Sallow Kitten NFY
1 Buff Footman NFG
1 Clouded Border
1 Nut-tree Tussock
1 Small Rivulet
1 Garden Carpet
1 Iron Prominent
1 Common White Wave
1 Purple Thorn
1 Ruby Tiger NFY
1 Rustic
1 Maiden's Blush
1 Straw Dot
1 Herald
1 Copper Underwing NFY
1 Buff Ermine
1 Dagger sp.
1 Ear Moth
1 Narrow-winged Pug
1 Black Arches NFY
1 Minor Shoulder-knot NFY

21 Cydia splendana
10 Eudonia mercurella
8 Phycita roborella
7 Bryotropha affinis
5 Endotrichia flammealis
4 Brown House-moth
4 Agriphila tristella
3 Agriphila straminella
3 Mother of Pearl
2 Dioryctria abietella
2 Crambus pascuella
2 Blastobasis adustella
2 Agriphila geniculea*
1 Catoptria pinella
1 Bud Moth
1 Udea lutealis*
1 Eudonia pyralella
1 Honeysuckle Moth
1 Diamond-back Moth
1 Zieraphera isertana
1 Acleris forsskaleana
1 Holly Tortrix
1 Dipleurina lacustrata
1 Agapeta zoegana
1 Tinea trinotella
1 Light Brown Apple Moth
1 Brown Plume
1 Red-barred Tortrix
1 Yponomeuta sedella*
1 Phyllonorycter rajella*

Sallow Kitten

Buff Footman

Square-spot Rustic

Mouse Moth

Copper Underwing

Yponomeuta sedella

Phyllonorycter rajella

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