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Old Saturday 15th May 2004, 06:25   #1
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A few moths from last night

Here's 5 of the 25 species we caught last night in a 3 hour session, the first three are easy (which is why I haven't renamed the files ), anyone want to guess at the the last two?
I'll post the full list when you've done with the two mystery moths.
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Old Saturday 15th May 2004, 07:07   #2
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Well I got 33 of no.4 in one of my traps! Haven't seen LKG (no.5) yet this year but did get another Acronicta sp. I ws expecting my this Hawk-moth but have not seen it yet.
I do record a few of no. 3 and have never seen no.1, just not in right habitat here, though I will be trapping in its habitat ealr y next week, so you never know.
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Old Saturday 15th May 2004, 08:36   #3
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Hmm,
Still hungover from last lights effort to support the Spanish grape growers. However I think that no.5 is KG, not LKG and no.4 looks like a faintly patterned LBA but if so, it's a very early specimen.
A very nice, fresh Scalloped Hazel ab nigra in the trap last night. Darker than that illustrated in Skinner.

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Old Saturday 15th May 2004, 09:23   #4
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Still hungover from last lights effort to support the Spanish grape growers. However I think that no.5 is KG, not LKG and no.4 looks like a faintly patterned LBA but if so, it's a very early specimen.


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Indeed Harry, I agree with KG, I read the book wrong! I do know the distinguishing features, but still have to look up to see what name applies to it,
but macthing the correct name to image is where breakdown happens.

And you changed your mind with no.4! LOL I now concur. SBA is unrecorded in Ireland.
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I knew the mystery ones wouldn't last with you two on the case! Here's the list from last night (in order of appearance):
Least Black Arches (photo #4)
Dark-barred Twinspot Carpet
Early Thorn
May Highflyer
Small Square Spot
Knotgrass (photo#5)
Flame Carpet
Seraphim
Common Carpet
Scalloped Hazel
Angle Shades
Double-striped Pug
Elephant Hawk'
Buff Ermine
Water Carpet
Emperor
Pebble Hooktip
White-spotted Pug
Pebble Prominent
Common Wave
Clouded Silver
Clouded bordered Brindle
Lesser Swallow Prom'
Pale-shoulded Brocade
Hebrew Character

Pretty standard fayre really.
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This is the habitat we were trapping in last night. The photo was taken as we finished setting up and before we went to the pub!
And yes, it's me in the photo!
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Here's 5 of the 25 species we caught last night in a 3 hour session.Chris.

Blast you Sir,
Must you rub it in. I don't think I have had 25 species this year.
I'm thinking of taking up stamp collecting. Philaterley will get you anything.lol.

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Old Saturday 15th May 2004, 20:05   #8
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Elton Moths

I recorded 18 species yesterday including 4 seen during the day, one of them outside the garden. Also one Micro awaiting ID.

The Poplar Kitten is a goodie with only about 27 previous vice-county records.

141 Nematopogon schwarziellus, 1 (awaiting confirmation)
648 White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella, 1
649 Esperia sulphurella, 1
**986 Syndemis musculana, 2 (pic #1) - a thankfully distinctive tortrix
1288 Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla, 1
1356 Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis, 1
1546 Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni, 5
1651 Chinese Character Cilix glaucata, 1
**1654 Figure of Eighty Tethea ocularis, 1 (Pics #2/3)
1724 Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia, 1 (a really grotty one)
**1776 Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria, 1 (faded)
**1819 Mottled Pug Eupithecia exiguata, 2
1834 Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata, 1 (probably but it ain't easy)
1862 Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata, 1
**1998 Poplar Kitten Furcula bifida, 1 (pics #4/5)
2069 The Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae, 1
2078 Least Black Arches Nola confusalis, 1
2190 Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica, 1

** = garden firsts
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It turns out that the best moth of the night was actually the most boring! Seraphim was only the second Manx record!!
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I recorded 18 species yesterday including 4 seen during the day, one of them outside the garden. Also one Micro awaiting ID.

The Poplar Kitten is a goodie with only about 27 previous vice-county records.
Good going Brian.
Figure of Eighty has never been recorded in Ireland and Poplar Kitten is quite rare with no VC H20 (Wicklow) records.
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It turns out that the best moth of the night was actually the most boring! Seraphim was only the second Manx record!!
Well done!

This moth is scarce and local in Ireland, no Wicklow VC H20 records.
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