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July Moths (1 Viewer)

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
Only one in the pot this am!
A lifer for me in NELondon, Dark Spectacle thought it might be of interest.

Cheers
I have never knowingly caught Dark Spectacle but could easily have overlooked them. One of the local gurus pointed out the three separate streaks at the apex of the wing which is distinct from a general dark smudge on the ordinary Spectacle - something I had never heard of before. Ken's photo shows this really well.
 

KenM

Well-known member
I was not able to get a “profile” view of the moth before it flew off Steve, surprise, surprise was that when I reviewed “profile” images on line, I found it somewhat “resembled” to my eye, BuffTip?

Cheers
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
A few highlights from a couple of recent sessions, first up - Sycamore, Grey Arches & Green Pug...
 

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JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
... and from last night - Clay (a garden tick), Smoky Wainscot, Antler Moth & Cloaked Minor. Garden macro yearlist now 140.
 

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KenM

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Just 10 species in and around the trap this am, however a particular favourite, probably only my 2nd/3rd occurance, just couldn’t totally frame it.😩
 

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aeshna5

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Nice Dusky Sallow, Ken.

Went to a local event this morning where we had a minimum of 38 species identified.

Amongst the glamour were Jersey Tiger ( a second individual not in the trap was being pulverised by a Robin!), Tree Lichen Beauty, Rosy Footman & Oak Nycteoline.

Juniper Webber was a new one for me.
 

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
A lifer for me and my garden this morning - Oak Nycteoline. I almost passed it off as a micro until I remembered a friend showing me one he had caught a few weeks ago.
Also Marbled Beauty, Dun-bar and Lychnis all NFY, along with a few dead Water Veneers.

Steve
 

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
One of my largest ever catches this morning, 189 moths of 53 species. It has taken me all morning going through everything, and I have given up on two micros that would be new for me.
Boosted by a big influx of 60 Willow Ermines.
A whopping 18 NFY including a lifer (Argyresthia semifusca) and a garden tick (Oak Hook-tip).
Time for lunch now.
 

loiner

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One of my largest ever catches this morning, 189 moths of 53 species. It has taken me all morning going through everything, and I have given up on two micros that would be new for me.
Boosted by a big influx of 60 Willow Ermines.
A whopping 18 NFY including a lifer (Argyresthia semifusca) and a garden tick (Oak Hook-tip).
Time for lunch now.
I had 215 moths of 70 species last night, but just one new for the garden (Latticed Heath) and ten new for the year.
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Here's a salutary lesson from last night. Turned in thinking I'd potted myself a major regional rarity, based on the first pic attached, taken just before midnight, prior to it going in the fridge, and me going to bed. On closer examination this afternoon though, it seems that all I have is a brown tailed Yellow-tail. Ho-hum. So don't go identifying major rarities on single features while very tired! Lesson learned? Hope so. Doubt it.
 

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aeshna5

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Walking around a local area leading a bird & insect walk we found at least 3 Jersey Tigers both settled & flying. when they take flight they look like a very exotic butterfly! All were the regular form as lutescens is often quite common in London.

Also a Box Moth sitting, looking like a dead leaf, a Dusky Sallow sitting below a flower head of a Spear Thistle.
 

chipperatl

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I don't have a trap set up, just whatever shows up on the side of the house near my porch lights. Not a bad month so far.
Hubner's Pero Moth
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Ruby Tiger Moth
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Maple Zale Moth
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Dark Metanema Moth
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Epione Underwing

I have this as Banded Tussock Moth, and not Sycamore Tussock as I've seen plenty of caterpillars for Banded. This is first adult so assuming same.
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Ilia Underwing
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Olive-and-black Carpet Moth
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KenM

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After a week’s absence, I lit up my pot last night, noting it was clear and a “bit of a moon” showing.
Just eleven of ten, highlights- Festoon, Bird’s Wing, Peppered Moth, August Thorn, Buff-Tip and BBYUnderwing.
 

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JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
I don't have a trap set up, just whatever shows up on the side of the house near my porch lights. Not a bad month so far.
Hubner's Pero Moth
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Ruby Tiger Moth
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Maple Zale Moth
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Dark Metanema Moth
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Epione Underwing

I have this as Banded Tussock Moth, and not Sycamore Tussock as I've seen plenty of caterpillars for Banded. This is first adult so assuming same.
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Ilia Underwing
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Olive-and-black Carpet Moth
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Nice to see some pics of less familiar moths. Whereabouts are you based?
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Pretty tidy night last night, Double Lobed & Small China-mark were garden ticks, and plenty of year ticks besides (Chinese Character, Phoenix, Small Rivulet, Bordered Pug, Yellow-barred Brindle, Light Arches, Nutmeg, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing).
 

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JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Also, a few other highlights from the previous couple of catches that I never got round to reporting on - Small Yellow Wave, Dot Moth, Drinker, Beautiful Hook-tip, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Pebble Prominent.

Garden macro yearlist now on 160.
 

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Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
A timely reminder from one of my county recorder team that the hot weather over the next couple of nights will easily kill off a lot of moths in traps left unemptied after first light. So if you are going to run your traps tonight and tomorrow night it is important to be up at first light to process them and put the moths in shady places asap. Plus moths will be very active.

last night was good for micros here, with another 50 Willow Ermines and another 14 species ID. Not so good for bigger moths.
 

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