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May Moths 2021 (1 Viewer)

Rubia

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
The new Manley (3rd edition) arrived today and it is excellent with lots of additional species illustrated. Well worth getting. It contains all the species in the main ABH list. If you love mothing it's a must have.
I've found the 2nd ed invaluable and I'm sure this one will prove even more useful.
 

Allen

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A good night in rural Surrey last night (comparative to recently);
my first Lime Hawk-moth
3 Treble Lines
2 Scorched Wing
.....and singles of
Poplar H/M
Peppered Moth
Pale Tussock
Great Prominent
White Ermine
Swallow Prominent
Lobster
3 other species which should be easy enough but struggling to ID...will try again later.
 

KenM

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Takings up 800% last night to include Cinnabar Moth, 2 Mottled Willows, Foxglove Pug +2 sp and a Carpet sp. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
Takings up 800% last night to include Cinnabar Moth, 2 Mottled Willows, Foxglove Pug +2 sp and a Carpet sp. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘
You mean Pale Mottled Willow?

Two nfy last night with a Scalloped Hazel and my first White-spotted Pug since 2005, a nice, fresh one which of course, makes ID a bit easier.
 

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Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
At last.........two decentish nights.
Yesterday I had only my third, and earliest-ever, Orange Footman in a catch of 8 moths/7 species.
The today 16 moths/11 species included my second-ever Seraphim, a least Black Arches and a Spruce Carpet. Also a Flame Shoulder, a species I never caught at all last year.
Year list up to 30.
Steve
 

Allen

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2 of my troublesome ones from last nighg. I think I conclude these are both Marbled Brown but appreciate confirmation.
 

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Allen

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Thanks Andy. Last one is this shoddy individual which I think is likely Nut Tree Tussock
 

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Rubia

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
28/05.Much better 11 nfy (at least).
1 Scorched Carpet, 4 LBAM, 3 Brimstone, 2 Green Carpet, 1 Small Waved Umber, 1 Tachystola acroxantha, 5 Treble Lines, 1 Lesser Swallow Prominent, 2 Shears, 1 Spruce Carpet, 2 Red Twin-spot Carpet, 4 Pale Mottled Willow, 2 Waved Umber, 4 Common Wainscot, 1 Peppered Moth, 1 Scalloped Hazel, 1 Dwarf Pug (life tick), 1 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 1 Ephestia woodiella, 1 Tinea trinotella, 1 Seraphim and 3 micro that need gen det.

On a walk today I noticed lots of Cydia ulicetana flying around gorse; they day fly and are easily netted over gorse. Worth a look if you have gorse close by.

Tonight is clear and cooler so might not be as good.
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Decent night last night, Muslin Moth was a tick, Alder Kitten, Spectacle (2 of), Chinese Character & Treble Lines were NFY. Also 2 Garden Carpets, Common Marbled Carpet, Green Carpet, 3 Peppered Moths, Engrailed, Swallow Prominent, Heart & Dart, 2 Shuttle-shaped Darts & Flame Shoulder.
 

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Farnboro John

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Some NFY this morning, still low numbers though, just nine moths of six species.

Buff Tip NFY
Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
Pale Mottled Willow NFY
Spectacle NFY
Treble Lines NFY
Garden Carpet

Things are definitely improving.

John
 

Andy Adcock

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England
I had about ten moths last night, highlight was probably my second, Yellow-barred Brindle of the spring which is of conservation concern in Notts.

NFY year Grey / Dark Grey Dagger, Rustic / Uncertain, one of the Marbled Minor complex, a melanistic individual and a Nutmeg.
 

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JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Some tasty photos there JWN.
Why thank you! I'm no Paul Chapman but I do my best!

Low yield last night, nothing fancy in amongst, but 2 NFY - Bright-line Brown-eye & May Highflyer.
 

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Rubia

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
29/05. Much cooler, actual felt cold, compared to previous two nights. Numbers down.
1 Poplar Hawk, 1 LBAM, 1 Nut-tree Tussock, 1 Set Hebrew Character, 1 Treble Lines, 1 Green Carpet, 1 Shears, 5 Common Wainscot, 1 Scorched Carpet and 1 Seraphim.

Just netted an Esperia sulphurella (Sulphur Tubic) flying at the bottom of the garden, which was a useful garden tick. A very beautiful thing under a lens, like a Faberge jewel.
 
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Paul Chapman

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Where has May gone? May has been pretty quiet at home with actually at least one blank night!

But a good night in the field on 14th May on a nature reserve on the patch yielded 177 moths of 59 species and the moth yearlist now stands on 136 species including a total of 63 May additions:-

15.009 โ€“ Caloptilia robustella
19.006 โ€“ Glyphipterix forsterella
40.008 โ€“ Mompha subbistrigella
49.028 โ€“ Syndemis musculana
49.194 โ€“ Bactra lancealana
49.240 โ€“ Epinotia immundana
49.292 โ€“ Notocelia cynosbatella
63.057 โ€“ Garden Pebble
63.063 โ€“ Scoparia ambigualis
65.005 โ€“ Pebble Hook-tip
66.003 โ€“ Lackey (caterpillar)
69.001 โ€“ Lime Hawkmoth
69.002 โ€“ Eyed Hawkmoth
69.006 โ€“ Privet Hawkmoth
70.027 โ€“ Cream Wave
70.036 โ€“ Maidenโ€™s Blush
70.052 โ€“ Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
70.054 โ€“ Silver-ground Carpet
70.061 โ€“ Common Carpet
70.095 โ€“ Red-green Carpet
70.097 โ€“ Common Marbled Carpet
70.100 โ€“ Green Carpet
70.111 โ€“ Small White Wave
70.142 โ€“ V-Pug
70.151 โ€“ Foxglove Pug
70.173 โ€“ Lime-speck Pug
70.183 โ€“ Common Pug
70.184 โ€“ Mottled Pug
70.200 โ€“ Yellow-barred Brindle
70.207 โ€“ Clouded Border
70.221 โ€“ Little Thorn
70.226 โ€“ Brimstone
70.252 โ€“ Peppered Moth
70.257 โ€“ Waved Umber
70.258 โ€“ Willow Beauty
70.277 โ€“ Common White Wave
70.278 โ€“ Common Wave
71.012 โ€“ Iron Prominent
71.017 โ€“ Swallow Prominent
71.020 โ€“ Pale Prominent
71.021 โ€“ Coxcomb Prominent
71.025 โ€“ Buff-tip
71.027 โ€“ Chocolate-tip
72.015 โ€“ Pale Tussock
72.020 โ€“ White Ermine
72.049 โ€“ Orange Footman
73.001 โ€“ Spectacle
73.015 โ€“ Silver Y
73.037 โ€“ Dark Dagger
73.046 โ€“ Poplar Grey
73.095 โ€“ Pale Mottled Willow
73.099 โ€“ Vine's Rustic
73.101 โ€“ Treble Lines
73.156 โ€“ Clouded-bordered Brindle
73.158 โ€“ Rustic Shoulderknot
73.159 โ€“ Small Clouded Brindle
73.174 โ€“ Tawny Marbled Minor
73.267 โ€“ Bright-line Brown-eye
73.274 โ€“ Cabbage
73.317 โ€“ Heart and Dart
73.329 โ€“ Flame Shoulder
73.334 โ€“ Small Square-spot
74.004 โ€“ Least Black Arches

As usual, a few pics with Little Thorn, Orange Footman, Glyphipterix forsterella & two of Chocolate-tip.

All the best

Paul
 

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Paul Chapman

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A few more pics - two Buff-tip and Lime, Eyed & Privet Hawkmoths.
 

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