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  1. Rubia

    August Moths

    20/08. 209 of 51 species. NFY - Crassa unitella, Latticed Heath and Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing. For those of you waiting for and wanting Jersey Tiger, beware of what you wish for. I had 51 last night. They become a problem crashing around in the trap. 22 Lime-specked Pug, second highest number.
  2. Rubia

    August Moths

    13-18/08. A few NFY - Orange Swift, Cabbage Moth, Marbled Beauty, White-spotted Pug, Mouse Moth and Bordered Pug. 5 Mouse Moths last night, only had 3 last year in total.
  3. Rubia

    Moth or butterfly?

    White Ermine. Found one last Saturday.
  4. Rubia

    August Moths

    It was only about Willow Ermine. It was posted by Ben Sale @Hertsmoths on 12/07/21. If you use Twitter you should be able to find it pretty easily. Ben is an avid moth-er and very good at micros. He has a blog too. Hope that helps. William.
  5. Rubia

    August Moths

    I had both male and female Gem last night to my trap. This is a rare moth inland with only a very few recent Herts records so rather a great find. Third Dewick's Plusia of the year too This means there are some good migrants out there so keep those lights on people.
  6. Rubia

    August Moths

    10/08. Garden tick - Willow Ermine, Yponomeuta rorrella. Probably would have had this earlier if I'd realised that they weren't so difficult to identify. A post on Twitter gave some id tips. Had previously lumped it into the impossible to separate group. NYF - Agriphila geniculea and Wax Moth...
  7. Rubia

    August Moths

    08/08. 68 of 36 species. Garden tick - September Thorn. Nothing else new for year.
  8. Rubia

    August Moths

    August Thorn - wings held nearly flat, outer-cross-line kinked near leading edge and faint central mark. Sept Thorn - Plainer and paler, and without central dot. Outer cross-line not kinked. Ex- Manley. Third photo is very faded, can't honestly tell.
  9. Rubia

    August Moths

    07/08. Low numbers, 47 of 27 species. NFY - Dun-bar (surprised it's taken this long to get one) and Acrobasis advenella. Lifer - Waved Black. Very pleased to see this one.
  10. Rubia

    August Moths

    I was told when I first started to never turn my trap on till after dusk and off before dawn to avoid wasps. I try to do this as much as possible and haven't had many wasps, so guess it works. I didn't use to run till dawn but have this year, I have notice an odd one or two the last few mornings...
  11. Rubia

    Moth ID, Micro? Farnborough, Hampshire

    That's a nice looking moth. Mecyna favalis must be a good garden tick.
  12. Rubia

    August Moths

    06/08. Last night was breezy and very cool so numbers were down. 58 of 30 species. Only highlight was the second Dewick's Plusia of the year. The Norfolk website suggests they are established and breeding so I guess they are doing that around here too, in low numbers.
  13. Rubia

    August Moths

    04/08. 96 moths of 44 species. Another garden tick - a Herald. Been looking for this one since last autumn and really hoping for it. It was the first moth I saw when I emptied the MV at 00.30 when changing to the actinic. A beautiful moth.
  14. Rubia

    August Moths

    03/08. A good night for me. 152 of 56. Lifer - the micro, Honeysuckle Moth. Plus two more new for garden - Swallow Prominent and Canary-shouldered Thorn. The CST flew past me and I saw the head colour, instantly recognising it, but disappeared. I searched everywhere for ages and was relieved to...
  15. Rubia

    July Moths

    I got to 500 for the garden on Thursday night with a Holly Tortrix. A nice number but an uninteresting looking moth. (I believe there is a rule in birding and mothing that all milestone numbers have to be something dull and/or brown). Talking to a friend yesterday and he achieved the same number...
  16. Rubia

    July Moths

    Looks like a Shore Sexton Beetle. If you use iRecord, worth putting it in. The Silphid group appreciate the records.
  17. Rubia

    July Moths

    Back from two weeks in Scotland (Glenloy and then Western Isles). Loads of stuff to do so short post. One night of trapping on N Uist (two traps run by the county recorder) - 40+ Garden Tigers, something I can only dream of in my garden trap, Dotted Clay, Antler Moth, Gold Spot, Red Carpet and...
  18. Rubia

    July Moths

    Added a few to my British List in the Highlands over last few days. Lempke's Gold Spot, Welsh Wave, Catoptilia margaritella, Grey Mountain Carpet, Satin Lutestring, Small Wainscot, Silver Hook, Purple Clay, Antler, Green Arches + Great Brocade. Catches up here are very small. 40-50 is about it...
  19. Rubia

    Please help me ID these moths!

    Willow Beauty, Rustic/Uncertain, Ringed China-mark, possibly Garden Grass-veneer and Mottled Beauty. PS I don't gaurantee being right so perhaps wait for some more comments. If you are just starting have you seen the Norfolk Moths website, you will find the flying tonight tab amazingly useful.
  20. Rubia

    July Moths

    Photos of the Rannoch Looper and Rosy Marbled from a few days back. Possibly not award winning but the best my phone could do.
  21. Rubia

    Crambid and another micro.

    What about C pascuella and Brown House Moth as possibles?
  22. Rubia

    Phycitodes binaevella?

    It looks exactly like the picture in the new Manley, but the text reads 'needs gen det for confirmed ID'.
  23. Rubia

    Surge in mothing during lockdown

    I spotted that on the BBC website a couple of hours ago. I certainly took it up in response to needing some nature that came to me if I couldn't go to nature during lockdown. I think you could see that more people had taken it up by the fact that I struggled to get a Robinson MV when I did, I...
  24. Rubia

    July Moths

    06/07. Windy and cool (almost cold). 6 moths of 6 species and all the commonest ones out at present. To borrow a quote from Eric M, "What do you think of it so far?" "Rubbish".
  25. Rubia

    July Moths

    Re - Lunar Yellow Underwing. One was caught three days ago in a garden in east Herts, confirmed by county recorder. Only 4/5 previous county records. As the catcher said "not a moth one would ever expect in my garden".
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