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July Moths (1 Viewer)

dantheman

Bah humbug
Night of 31st July 2020 - 49 of 29 Macros, with 14 of 7 Micros.

Most numerous were Large Yellow Underwing and Uncertain/Rustic with 6 each, followed by Magpie Moth and Dingy Footman on 4.

(13 of 9 macros were outside the trap)

New were -
Red Twin-spot Carpet
Lychnis
Common Wave
Pebble Prominent 2
Common Footman
 
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dantheman

Bah humbug
A bit more from me from July, just to cover my first venture away from home with the moth trap, to our annual Pembrokeshire family holiday. First session started on 26th, and proved pretty successful, with 53 macros of 27 species. Highest numbers were 10 Large Yellow Underwing and 6 Marbled Beauty. And as had been hoped, a range of stuff that we don't get at home. Best of these, in the sense of unlikely that I'll ever catch up with them in the garden, were Crescent Dart & a rather beat up Brussels Lace. Four other ticks were on offer, but all species that I could conceivably get at home, Dot Moth, Clay, Buff Footman and (probable) Red Twin-spot Carpet, although I suspect I might not get that last one past a County Recorder, given similarity with Dark-barred Twin-spot, but it's good enough for me, for now, rank amateur hobbyist that I am!

I was told that the Red Twin-spot Carpet has a dark mark on the underside of each wing (fore and hind), which is a good feature, but didn't see this in a quick glance in W&T (which lists lots of other 'features' to be considered. Apparently Dark can be red on occasion, but Red doesn't have a dark form (if I got the right way around).

My Brussels Lace the other day was also a disappointing individual looking much more like Willow Beauty than the more finely etched versions in the book/online photos!
 
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Andy Adcock

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England
There must be some underlying reason why you don't catch much Andy.

It seemed a pretty decent night, though numbers were not as high as I hoped. But I did finally join the Straw Underwing club, a complete lifer, plus I had five others NFY: Oegoconia quadripuncta (agg),Pandemis corylana, Pyrausta aurata, Phycita roberella (first for seven years) and Dusky Thorn.

Steve

I changed the light, still only three moths last night, Early Thorn, Rustic / Uncertain and Lg Y Underwing.
 

Allen

Well-known member
A few recent updates

2nd August - finally a decent catch !!!

Coronet - picture attached if someone could confirm
Dusky Thorn (2)
Mocha
Unidentified - picture attached
Small Phoenix
Black Arches
Unidentified - picture attached
Common Wainscot
Peppered Moth
Coxcomb Prominent
Tree lichen Beauty
Brimstone Moth
True Lovers Knot
Shuttle shaped Dart (2)
Iron Prominent

3rd August

Straw Underwing (2)
Poplar Grey
Rosy Rustic
 

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Farnboro John

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A few recent updates

2nd August - finally a decent catch !!!

Coronet - picture attached if someone could confirm
Dusky Thorn (2)
Mocha
Unidentified - picture attached
Small Phoenix
Black Arches
Unidentified - picture attached
Common Wainscot
Peppered Moth
Coxcomb Prominent
Tree lichen Beauty
Brimstone Moth
True Lovers Knot
Shuttle shaped Dart (2)
Iron Prominent

3rd August

Straw Underwing (2)
Poplar Grey
Rosy Rustic

Holy Jesus is that a Beautiful Marbled????

John
 

Allen

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John

Now that you have given me a species then it looks like it is! Explains why I couldn't find it in my book as it's not illustrated. It was in Haslemere over Sunday night.

Allen
 

Jabberwocky

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My final catch for July on 29th.
230 moths, 80 species. NFY were Canary-shouldered Thorn, Olive and Least Yellow Underwing. NFG Oak Nycteoline and Adainia microdactyla. Least Carpet the most numerous with 30.
 

Paul Chapman

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I see that I last posted my moths on 18th July. A catch up to get me to the end of July before turning to August.......

Garden
19th July - 67 moths of 31 species - Southern Wainscot, Rosy Footman & Least Yellow Underwing new for the year.
20th July - 71 moths of 31 species.
21st July - 65 moths of 31 species - Copper Underwing new for the year.
22nd July - 64 moths of 29 species - Dingy Footman, Canary-shouldered Thorn & Svensson's Copper Yellow Underwing new for the year.
23rd July - 46 moths of 15 species.
24th July - 103 moths of 50 species - Black Arches, Dioryctria abietella, Wormwood Pug & Phycita roborella new for the year.
25th July - 46 moths of 23 species - Rusty-dot Pearl new for the year.
26th July - 59 moths of 28 species - Broad-barred White, White-line Dart & Garden Tiger new for the year.
27th July - 30 moths of 16 species - Rosy Rustic new for the year.
28th July - 40 moths of 16 species - Acrobasis advenella new for the year.
29th July - 78 moths of 42 species - Evergestis pallidata & Agonopterix alstromeriana new for the year.
30th July - 93 moths of 33 species.
31st July - 65 moths of 28 species - Mompha propinquella, Square-spotted Rustic & Four-spotted Footman new for the year.

From Bob's garden, Triple-spotted Clay was a patch tick (our 459th macro).

One night in the field with two friends on my patch on 31st July was my first of the year. It produced 189 species on 31st July with highlights including Caloptilia populetorum, Eupocelia angustana, Epagoge grotiana, Cydia fagiglanda, Barred Hook-tip, Large Emerald, Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, Chevron, Blue-bordered Carpet, Tawny-speckled Pug, Dingy Shell, Small Seraphim, Round-winged Muslin, Four-spotted Footman, Six-striped Rustic, Double Kidney, Slender Brindle, Lesser-spotted Pinion, Rosy Minor, Dusky Sallow, Ear Moth & Small Rufous.

A few pics - Triple-spotted Clay. Four-spotted Footman (male & female), Garden Tiger & Olive.

All the best

Paul
 

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Paul Chapman

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Some more July pics - Blue-bordered Carpet, Broad-barred White, Small Seraphim, White-line Dart & Dusky Sallow.
 

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Paul Chapman

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Some more July pics - Dingy Shell, Ear Moth, Rosy Minor, Straw Underwing & Wax Moth.
 

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Paul Chapman

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A few more July pics - Black Arches, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Rosy Footman & two pics of Southern Wainscot.
 

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Paul Chapman

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A few of the July pyrales - Agriphila straminella, Crambus pascuella, Evergestis pallidata, Phycita roborella & Rusty-dot Pearl.
 

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Paul Chapman

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To round up July another pyrale & four tortrices - Dioryctria abietella, Agapeta zoegana, Cydia fagiglanda, Epinotia nisella & Eupocelia angustana.
 

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Paul Chapman

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Very nice.

Do you have a garden species total for the month? (Macro/micro?). An average month would you say? ;)

I'll have a look tomorrow at July & August totals. The start of August in the garden was better than normal - maybe July a bit quiet. When I get into habitat with friends in July, we normally record about 200 species to around 7 lights.

All the best
 

Surreybirder

Ken Noble
I'll have a look tomorrow at July & August totals. The start of August in the garden was better than normal - maybe July a bit quiet. When I get into habitat with friends in July, we normally record about 200 species to around 7 lights.

All the best

Awesome... and love the photos.
 

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