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Old Friday 7th September 2018, 11:08   #1
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Autumn mothing

This is a moth I enjoy here in small numbers, Orache Moth, formerly a rare, UK breeder.
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Old Friday 7th September 2018, 17:29   #2
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That the one where the entire life cycle is spent around Fox droppings?
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That the one where the entire life cycle is spent around Fox droppings?
Never heard about that; the larvae feed on plants like orache (surprisingly enough!) + the related goosefoots.

Would love to see one here + small numbers do turn up as migrants most years.
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Old Friday 7th September 2018, 17:55   #4
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I haven't heard that either?
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Finally joined the Box-tree Moth club on Thursday night, next to my front door, and then a second one on a wall at work the next day 6 miles away!


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I think that they are quite numerous now in southern France...............!!

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And becoming more numerous in southern Hampshire, too. I'm beginning to get them on a regular basis.

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Old Monday 17th September 2018, 09:51   #8
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The dark form is quite colourful in certain lights.
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Old Monday 17th September 2018, 16:26   #9
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5 in the trap last night.

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Old Monday 17th September 2018, 20:51   #10
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Finally joined the Box-tree Moth club on Thursday night, next to my front door, and then a second one on a wall at work the next day 6 miles away!
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You've got both of the pale forms there.
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Old Tuesday 18th September 2018, 17:44   #11
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Loving the colour on David's one.
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I had my second garden C. perspectalis yesterday before heading down to Dungeness to see the Oleander Hawk. An absolute stunner. This week also took me past the 1000 UK Moths milestone - 2/5ths of the way there then!
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Congrats. Good going. The Oleander seems to have been very popular.

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I was told that people travelled from Norfolk for the Ole Hawk!
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I was told that people travelled from Norfolk for the Ole Hawk!
So where are the pics?
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I was told that people travelled from Norfolk for the Ole Hawk!
Entirely understandable! I think I saw mine in 2005 & I was tempted for seconds.

(I confess that I twitched White Prominent in a fridge in 2008 when it was rediscovered. I flew to Belfast from Bristol..... I have since been back and found it as larvae and trapped the species on two occasions.)

Now trapping an Oleander would be a buzz!

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So where are the pics?
There have been quite a few on the internet including the Dungeness BO blog + on UK Moths + Migrant Lepidoptera sites.
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Old Tuesday 25th September 2018, 18:01   #18
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After 15 years!

After 15 years of moth watching, and the last 3+ without a trap, I have finally seen the one:

Clifden Nonpareil Catocala fraxini

Resting on a wall by my flat in Titchfield Common, Hampshire, and now in the fridge. Hopefully a couple of better pictures in the morning before release...

I cannot describe the feeling when I gently opened the wings!

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I'd say it was well worth the wait
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I'd say, I'm still buzzing!
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Also in Titchfield Common, but still waiting...

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Old Friday 28th September 2018, 12:19   #22
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Many congrats - yours jealously.

Two records from my patch this autumn from a moth-trapper unknown to me. (I hope he now has my telephone number from a third party!) I'm still waiting.......

Autumnal moths in short supply for me - a few Centre-barred Sallow and two Barred Sallow, a few Large Wainscots, a couple of Beaded Chestnuts and more Lunar Underwings but still many gaps for the usual species. Still odd fresh late brooders appear like a Shuttle-shaped Dart this morning.

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Many congrats - yours jealously.

Two records from my patch this autumn from a moth-trapper unknown to me. (I hope he now has my telephone number from a third party!) I'm still waiting.......

Autumnal moths in short supply for me - a few Centre-barred Sallow and two Barred Sallow, a few Large Wainscots, a couple of Beaded Chestnuts and more Lunar Underwings but still many gaps for the usual species. Still odd fresh late brooders appear like a Shuttle-shaped Dart this morning.

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It's finished here in Russia, cold, wet and windy and all I've had for 2 weeks is Caddisflies.
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Pretty cold + clear night here in the outskirts of London. One of the four traps in the meadow had some frost on the outside. " Hornets (1 deceased), several Tipula craneflies + 19 moths of 7 species with Satellite + Brindled Green the best.
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Pretty cold + clear night here in the outskirts of London. One of the four traps in the meadow had some frost on the outside. " Hornets (1 deceased), several Tipula craneflies + 19 moths of 7 species with Satellite + Brindled Green the best.
Wind is the determing factor here Aeshna, as you probably know, you don't get much if it's windy, add rain and low temp (10c day time max today) to that and it's not the best.

We're sat at 30.31413. longitude up here, what are you at?
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