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June Moths (1 Viewer)

Poplar Hawk, Scalloped Hazel, White Ermine and Scoparia ambigualis new for the year. Also Brown Rustic, Brown Silver-line, Pale-shouldered Brocade and Edinburgh Pug.
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Ha! Beat the Blackbird this morning with an 04:00 alarm. He was still wasting his time singing when I made my way outside. Schmuck! My reward was 28 moths of 18 species, 2 of them ticks - Clouded Silver & Beautiful Snout, the latter seemingly with a wonkily developed right wing. Year ticks in the shape of Freyer's Pug, Yellow-barred Brindle, Clouded Border & Buff Ermine (two of).
 

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Andy Adcock

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England
Not the best night in either numbers or species, the single highlight was my third record (17 years traping) of Ingrailed Clay, at least I think that's what it is, attached.

Pale Tussock seems to be having a good year here, anyone else getting anymore than usual?
 

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KenM

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Not the best night in either numbers or species, the single highlight was my third record (17 years traping) of Ingrailed Clay, at least I think that's what it is, attached.

Pale Tussock seems to be having a good year here, anyone else getting anymore than usual?
I’m getting distinctly less than usual!...just a Brimstone at dinner last night + 2 pugs and a geom sp that “got away.” at 4.30 am! I had c30 one morning in the early Spring. 😮
 

Rubia

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
13/06 day time. I took four Clearwing pheromones to various places today. I had Red-belted in two different orchards. Red-tipped by a lake in willows. Currant in a friend's garden by currants. But, we failed with Orange-tailed. All in all, very good though.
If present the moths come in fairly quickly. Well recommended if you want clearwings.
 

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
Interesting selection this morning, 38/19. NFY were Figure of Eighty, White Ermine, Pyrausta aurata and Clepsis consimilana.

A little unsure about what looks like the tiny micro Glyphipterix fuscoviridella - it is described as a calcareous grassland species so my urban garden seems a bit off for it. Does anyone else get it in gardens?

Steve

Edit - I get the impression the county recorder et al are rather more than dubious about my tiny micro. Only a few county records and all from typical grassland habitat.
 
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Farnboro John

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Back to it again last night, NFY Lesser Swallow Prominent and Common Swift from 43/17 spp.

Numbers:

Heart and Dart 25 by far the majority
2 Treble Lines
2 Iron Prominent

singles of everything else.

Two May Bugs and if I forgot to mention it, 11 June I found a male Stag Beetle in the back garden and photographed it. What a fabulous insect that is. They are still common locally.

John
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
From overnight - 43/24. NFY Figure of Eighty (two of), Grey Pug (I think), Ruby Tiger, Rustic/Uncertain, Turnip & Flame.

That's the hundred up for garden macros this year.
 

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JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
And from this afternoon - several Latticed Heath (tick) and a Burnet Companion at Minera Quarry. This is a new site for me, and I just stopped for a recce on the way back dropping some stuff off at the local recycling centre. Only spent an hour there, in rather cool & blustery conditions and as well as the moths got several Dingy Skippers & Common Blues, Redstarts, Cuckoo & some nice orchids. In yesterday's sunshine I imagine it would have been absolutely hopping, but alas, work intervened.
 

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Rubia

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
13/06. The night session. 117 moths of 51 species.
New for garden, Common White Wave - hardly a rarity.
NFY - Pandemis cerasana, Broken-barred Carpet, Buff Ermine, Beautiful Hook-tip, Small China-mark, Agapeta hamana, Snout, Dark Arches, Water Veneer, Chrysoteuchia culmella and Aethes smeathmanniana.
Why does Snout always make me think of Fletcher :rolleyes:
Mis-Ided one, it was an Engrailed, also new for the garden.
 
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loiner

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Interesting selection this morning, 38/19. NFY were Figure of Eighty, White Ermine, Pyrausta aurata and Clepsis consimilana.

A little unsure about what looks like the tiny micro Glyphipterix fuscoviridella - it is described as a calcareous grassland species so my urban garden seems a bit off for it. Does anyone else get it in gardens?

Steve

Edit - I get the impression the county recorder et al are rather more than dubious about my tiny micro. Only a few county records and all from typical grassland habitat.
I had my first in my garden in Leeds just over a week ago - verified by the county recorder.
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
Numbers and species down last night as temp dropped and wind increased.

All I can offer is what are 'probably', one each of the Marbled Minor aggregate for you delectation.
 

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Farnboro John

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Moth of the day White-spotted Pug tick - the only NFY today out of 49/15 spp.

Numbers:

Small Seraphim 2
Treble Lines 7
Heart and Dart 21
Poplar Grey 2
Vines Rustic 5
Pale Mottled Willow 2

No trap tonight due to day off tomorrow, early start.

John
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
Moth of the day White-spotted Pug tick - the only NFY today out of 49/15 spp.

Numbers:

Small Seraphim 2
Treble Lines 7
Heart and Dart 21
Poplar Grey 2
Vines Rustic 5
Pale Mottled Willow 2

No trap tonight due to day off tomorrow, early start.

John
Soft lad................... ;)
 

Rubia

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
14/06. 68 of 36 species. NFY - Anania coronata, Clouded Silver & Monopis weaverella.

15/06 in garden. I planted a few Mulleins a couple of months ago specifically to attract Mullein. I've never had a adult moth. Today I noticed the plants were covered in caterpillars. Like devil must have popped in laid eggs and left. If the caterpillars make it through perhaps next year my chances are improved.
 
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