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Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Yesterday, 21:02
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Posted By Paul Chapman
It is looking to me (on a phone admittedly)...

It is looking to me (on a phone admittedly) like:-

1. Lesser Wax Moth - https://ukmoths.org.uk/species/achroia-grisella/adult-2/

2. Cydia splendana -...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 15:58
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By Paul Chapman
Yes and yes. I twitched that one but I understand...

Yes and yes. I twitched that one but I understand that bare part colouration is now considered less reliable than was once thought.

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 15:31
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By Paul Chapman
BBRC suggest biometrics needed for accepting...

BBRC suggest biometrics needed for accepting Great White Egret subspecies:-

https://www.bbrc.org.uk/subspecies-information/divers-to-grebes

I suspect that the initial breeding that triggered the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Yesterday, 12:35
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Paul Chapman
It does not appear to be the case that you have...

It does not appear to be the case that you have had answers to post 1 images 4 & 5.

Image 4 - Dingy Footman with Small Fan-footed Wave
Image 5 - July Highflyer

All the best
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Yesterday, 12:22
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Paul Chapman
Mike Isn't this the...

Mike

Isn't this the answer?

http://www.bigyearwp.com/index.php/2017/11/22/raso-and-branco/

When I went, we did the Raso crossing twice and messed around off Tarrafal one evening but if I went...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 7th August 2018, 12:23
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By Paul Chapman
Are you sure that it was as large as that? I...

Are you sure that it was as large as that? I would be inclined towards a dark example of various micro families but not at 1cm length.

All the best
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 7th August 2018, 12:20
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By Paul Chapman
Dom Thanks as always. But specifically, the...

Dom

Thanks as always. But specifically, the Hercules Moth is pretty special!

All the best
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 5th August 2018, 23:08
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Paul Chapman
A few micro pics - Ypsolopha sequella,...

A few micro pics - Ypsolopha sequella, Nephopterix angustella, Hypatima rhomboidella, Tinea trinotella & Eupocelia angustana.

All the best

Paul
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 5th August 2018, 22:57
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Paul Chapman
A few more macro pics - Barred Rivulet, Orange...

A few more macro pics - Barred Rivulet, Orange Swift & Slender Brindle. I never see August Thorn so may be overlooking them. Dusky Thorn and September Thorn may be the candidates. However, the orange...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 5th August 2018, 22:53
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Paul Chapman
Eight lights overnight at a local site produced...

Eight lights overnight at a local site produced c170 species. I have trapped there many times before so it was good to see a couple of newcomers. Jersey Tiger was less of a surprise but Four-spotted...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 5th August 2018, 22:14
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Paul Chapman
You'll see a proper one soon enough. There is a...

You'll see a proper one soon enough.

There is a famous story about a really rare moth only being found dessicated in a spider's web. Can't remember it at the moment........

All the best
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 5th August 2018, 13:09
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Paul Chapman
For me Cochylis hybridella (which was on the wing...

For me Cochylis hybridella (which was on the wing in good number for me last night at a local site).

Edit - Ignore me. I looked on the phone but now looked on the laptop. Clearly molliculana -...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 5th August 2018, 13:04
Replies: 516
Views: 31,717
Posted By Paul Chapman
51 yesterday with Hobby. It made a change from...

51 yesterday with Hobby. It made a change from the local Peregrines.

All the best
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 4th August 2018, 16:33
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Paul Chapman
Andy Yes. More than normal. Of course, it is all...

Andy

Yes. More than normal. Of course, it is all about the timing of weather patterns at critical times in the life cycle.

All the best
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 4th August 2018, 15:49
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Paul Chapman
My highlights for the balance of July from the...

My highlights for the balance of July from the garden were an Antler, a Hoary Footman (picture alongside Common Footman), Jersey Tiger and various Garden Tigers.

Hoping to get back out into habitat...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 4th August 2018, 15:35
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Paul Chapman
Rob Post 7 (16.07.18) - I think that you are...

Rob

Post 7 (16.07.18) - I think that you are right. I compared my list from 13.07.18 from a similar effort at the same site on 20.07.13. This time, I recorded 224 species whereas in 2013, I recorded...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 4th August 2018, 13:44
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Paul Chapman
Yes. That is what it looks like. Below the grass...

Yes. That is what it looks like. Below the grass pyralid presumably rather than a Footman. (Difficult to tell with exposure and focus.) Possible it could be an over-exposed Mother of Pearl I suppose.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 3rd August 2018, 15:57
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Paul Chapman
And a cracking Palpita vitrealis in that...

And a cracking Palpita vitrealis in that photo:-

https://www.ukmoths.org.uk/species/palpita-vitrealis/adult-2/

All the best
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 1st August 2018, 23:03
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Paul Chapman
Of course! Well spotted.

Of course! Well spotted.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 1st August 2018, 22:36
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Paul Chapman
It all gets a bit confusing due to different...

It all gets a bit confusing due to different races. We get both subspecies of Five-spot on my patch. This is too late in the year for the chalk downland race. The other race is a marshy and damp...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 1st August 2018, 22:09
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Paul Chapman
I doubt that it is safely identifiable but...

I doubt that it is safely identifiable but personally, I would favour Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet which has a longer narrower more pointed forewing (on average).

All the best
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 30th July 2018, 15:02
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Paul Chapman
Dark Arches -...

Dark Arches - https://ukmoths.org.uk/species/apamea-monoglypha/adults/
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 30th July 2018, 12:49
Replies: 41
Views: 6,039
Posted By Paul Chapman
As at now? John Wiegel - 756 -...

As at now?

John Wiegel - 756 - http://www.birdingfordevils.com/p/this-is-listing-of-species-so-far.html

Olaf Danielson - 752 - http://olafsbigyear.blogspot.com/2016/07/more-of-everything.html

All...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 30th July 2018, 12:41
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Paul Chapman
Martin Very pleased that a proper entomologist...

Martin

Very pleased that a proper entomologist came along! I was struggling to know what to suggest.

Thinking about it - I have bumped into a number of Old Lady moths away from light. Probably the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 30th July 2018, 12:37
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Paul Chapman
I doubt that anyone should with certainty on that...

I doubt that anyone should with certainty on that image. It is a Beauty-type so the most likely candidates are:-
Willow - https://ukmoths.org.uk/species/peribatodes-rhomboidaria/
Mottled -...
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