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Old Saturday 3rd June 2017, 21:17   #1
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June moths

I had a garden first last night - grass rivulet unless I'm very much mistaken.
Generally quiet though.
Not the greatest pic but I couldn't get the subject to cooperate.
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Old Friday 9th June 2017, 07:34   #2
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Had my first Grass Rivulet a couple of weeks ago Ken. Always nice to see a new macro species.

June has carried on where May left off, moth numbers way above what I would normally expect. I've recorded c.150 species so far this year as opposed to c.50 by this date last year. I'm sure that they are all just early and that at the end of the year my garden species list will be similar to previous years but remarkable nonetheless.
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Old Wednesday 14th June 2017, 08:48   #3
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Not much in and around the trap last night/am (NE.London), excepting for this superb ''lifer'' Lilac Beauty!...perhaps a little early for this species late June being the norm?
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Old Wednesday 14th June 2017, 15:57   #4
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Not much in and around the trap last night/am (NE.London), excepting for this superb ''lifer'' Lilac Beauty!...perhaps a little early for this species late June being the norm?
Hi Ken
Hants Moths gives late May as the start of the flight period and one would expect London to be a little earlier, given its micro-climate.
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Hants Moths gives late May as the start of the flight period and one would expect London to be a little earlier, given its micro-climate.
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A smart Jersey Tiger today in south west London this afternoon. I accidentally disturbed it from a shrub- splendid in flight + then settled on a nearby wall. One of our most beautiful moths + one definitely increasing around London.
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Visited Chobham Common today where I saw several Brown Silver-lines, male Four-dotted Footman + a male + female Clouded Buff seen separately,
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Not much to report so far...apart from my now perennial D.perspectalis, which arrived overnight on Friday, with two more last night, believe these are my earliest in N.E.London by a week compared to previous years.

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Not much to report so far...apart from my now perennial D.perspectalis, which arrived overnight on Friday, with two more last night, believe these are my earliest in N.E.London by a week compared to previous years.

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Now Cydalima perspectalis.- found a dead one last Sunday in a spider web by the Regent's Canal in a spider web, had a live one in nettles by Barnes Pond last Wednesday + ironically one flew out of a plastic box spiral in Westminster on Friday.

Today smartest moth from a trap in Perivale was Green Silver-lines.
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As with last year, time is proving in pretty short order but a few bits that have been my highlights of recent weeks - all courtesy of a more active friend. The first is a bred Moraphaga choragella - it emerged from some bracket fungus that had been collected to look for beetles. The second and third are Chrysoclista linnella beaten from a lime whilst looking for beetles and bugs. The fourth and fifth are Yellow-legged Clearwing which landed next to the observer whilst he was searching bracket fungus at the foot of an oak. I introduced it to an African Marigold which it explored for a while before heading back off to explore! All are from Leigh Woods near Bristol.

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From Norfolk garden last night with a 15W Actinic:

-Chrysoteuchia culmella: 1
-Small Magpie: 1
-Common Footman: 6
-Elephant HM: 3
-Small Elephant HM: 1
-Small Rivulet: 1
-Dark Arches: 1
-Large Yellow Underwing: 1
-Heart & Dart: 3
-Heart & Club: 3
-Flame: 1
-Dot Moth: 1
-Shoulder-striped Wainscot: 1
-Double Square-spot: 1
-Small Bloodvein: 1
-Endotricha flammealis: 1
-Crambus pascuella: 1
-Uncertain: 1

Pics of two of three lifers: Small BV and Small Rivulet (with Dot Moth being the other).
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