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May Moths (1 Viewer)

May has been really good for moths this spring with some above normal temps. 32 new moths for me, with 31 from my yard.
Some highlights:
Chinquapin Leafminer Moth
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Double-toothed Prominent
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Apical Prominent
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Beautiful Eutelia Moth
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(Not so) Little Carpenterworm Moth
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Pink-legged Tiger Moth
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Duospina trichella (probable first record for my state).
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I set a trap last night in a local nature reserve in west London for a general nature walk I was leading this morning. Last night & today quite a cold blustery northerly, but trap in edge of wood.

Results were:

Heart & Dart 5
Marbled Minor agg
Middle -barred Minor
Treble Lines 4
Hedya nubiferana 4
Hawthorn Moth
Aleimma loeflingiana 2
Blood-vein
Willow Beauty
White Ermine 3
Straw Dot
Light Emerald
Archips xylosteana
Pandemis cerasana

Later walking in the wood found a perched Nemophora degeerella on a hazel leaf.
 
Not as warm as I'd have liked last night but I put the trap out anyway, figuring something would happen.

It sort of did, 10/8 spp with three NFY: Beautiful Plume, Celypha lacunana and Cypress Carpet. Two each of Treble Lines and Heart and Dart were the only multiples and a Common Marbled Carpet the only thing out of the common run of stuff for the back garden.

Something all dark that got away was annoying.

John
 
Not as warm as I'd have liked last night but I put the trap out anyway, figuring something would happen.

It sort of did, 10/8 spp with three NFY: Beautiful Plume, Celypha lacunana and Cypress Carpet. Two each of Treble Lines and Heart and Dart were the only multiples and a Common Marbled Carpet the only thing out of the common run of stuff for the back garden.

Something all dark that got away was annoying.

John
It also wasn't May ;-)
 
May has been really good for moths this spring with some above normal temps. 32 new moths for me, with 31 from my yard.
Some highlights:
Chinquapin Leafminer Moth
Double-toothed Prominent
Apical Prominent
Beautiful Eutelia Moth
(Not so) Little Carpenterworm Moth
Pink-legged Tiger Moth
Duospina trichella (probable first record for my state).

A superb set of moths there, some of them a little reminiscent of species we see here in the U.K., others very exotic for us! I trapped a few nights in Texas back in April (on a trip to see the eclipse) and was blown away by the diversity and quantity of the moths I saw. Beautiful Eutelia was one; an amazing moth. Couple of my other favourites attached.

Cheers
Paul
 

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