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Moths of June 2010 (1 Viewer)

Birding Bob

Robert Williamson
Poor night last night with only 5 moths....

1 Common Swift
1 Treble Line (pitured)
2 Heart & Dart
and one I still cant id. help please o:D


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Not good for me either:

Treble Lines -5
Heart and Dart - 5
Flame Shoulder - 1
Chrysoteuchia culmella - 1
Oak Tree Pug - 1
Common Pug - 1

(I think your unknown is a Turnip Moth).


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Not fantastic here either but it did go quite chilly.

Clouded-bordered Brindle
Brimstone 3
Middle-barred Minor
Bright-line Brown-eye 4
Light Brown Apple Moth 10
White Ermine
Scalloped Hazel 3
Brown Silver-lines
Flame Shoulder
Garden Carpet
Heart And Dart 2
Common Pug
Mottled Pug

31 moths in 14 species.


Birdwatching Noob Extraordinaire!
Rather poor night for me, too

2 x Common Marbled Carpet
4 x Garden Carpet
2 x Heart and Dart
1 x Scalloped Hazel

Clear skies forecast for tonight, too, though it's supposed to be warmer. I might just take the trap along to Cullaloe after work.


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Not very good here in the Med, either.

Trapping last night here in Mallorca I recorded 132 specimens of 51 species, of which 21 were macros and 30 micros/pyrals.

I would normally expect many more than that at this time of year.



Ken Noble
The rushes around our garden pond are swarming with what I take to be Glyphipterix thrasonella today.

Edit: managed to get a pic of sorts - lively little beasts about 8mms long.


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Seán Ronayne
Had my best night so far this year lastnight with 22 species and 35 individuals:

Buff Ermine 4
Common Pug 3
Foxglove Pug 1
Square Spot Rustic 1
Brimstone 1
Cabbage Moth 1
The Spectacle 1
Light Brown Apple Moth 3
Broken-Barred Carpet 1
Flame Carpet 2
Garden Carpet 1
Water Carpet 1
Heart and Dart 3
Cnephasia spp 1
Eudonea angustea 1
Agonopterix species 3
Monopis crocicapitella 1
Scalloped Hazel 1
Yellow-Barred Brindle 1
Oblique Carpet 1
Poplar Hawkmoth 2
White Ermine 1

Pictures can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Highlights for me were Oblique Carpet (NFM), The Spectacle (NFM) and Cabbage Moth (NFM) as well as some welcome new additions to the garden. Pictures in order as listed in this paragraph.

All the best,



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The rushes around our garden pond are swarming with what I take to be Glyphipterix thrasonella today.

Edit: managed to get a pic of sorts - lively little beasts about 8mms long.

Excellent! Not all that easy when they're so tiny ..... and lively!

I had a good catch last night although not from my own garden - someone else's with different habitat to mine. Over 50 species from nearly 200 moths. Highlights were:

Oak Hook-tip
Clouded Border
Clouded Silver
Cream-bordered Green Pea
Maiden's Blush
Green Carpet
Scalloped Hazel
Ruby Tiger
Small Angle Shades
Broken-barred Carpet
Small Fan foot
Blood Vein
L-album Wainscot
and best of all:
Little Thorn x 2 |=)|

many micros but sadly not enough time to id. |:(|

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Adam M

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Realised today at dinner I have posted my catch from last night in the May thread. Must have been all the excitement. Here it is again with one edition and a couple of edits.

Small Pheonix 4 (pictured)
Silver Y 2
Cabbage Moth 1
Early Thorn 1
Herald 1
Brimstone 7 (4 in the trap, 3 sat outside it)
Rustic Shoulder Knot 3
Spectacle 1
Lime hawk 2 (pictured)
Pale Tussock 1 (pictured)
Heart and Dart 3
Flame Shoulder 2 (pictured)

Couple of pics in the ID thread as well.

Plenty of Chimney Sweepers at RSPB Coombes Valley today. We are also looking for Argent and Sable in the coming months. One was reported last year so we are hoping to find and photograph one this time round.



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Who was breaking away from the pack.
A decent catch last night - a few new ones for me and a manageable amount to sort through this morning.

Peppered Moth [NFY]
May Highflyer
Brimstone x 2
Buff Ermine x 4 [NFY]
Spectacle [NFY]
Muslin Moth
Flame Shoulder x 2
Broken-barred Carpet [NFY]
Small Square-spot x 3 [NFY]
Scalloped Hazel
Heart and Dart

Some pics attached. If I've ID'd anything incorrectly, please tell me.


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Birding Bob

Robert Williamson
Had a better night last night with...

1x Privet Hawk-moth - NFM - what a cracker!
3x Heart & Darts
7x Common Swifts
2x Treble Lines
2x Turnip moths


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A slightly of putting night last night in the garden with a huge hall of 4 moths:

1 Light Emerald
1 Pale Mottled Willow
1 Triple Lines
1 Willow Beauty

I was cheered up a tiny bit this morning when I stumbled across a newly emerged Setaceous Hebrew Character unfolding it's wings. Brilliant little thing.


Registered Moth-er
Here's my last two catches. 5 new species and last night 4 Hawk-moths, that was fun! So far this year I've got 68 species, and I am only counting some Geometridae and not micros at all.


7 Apamea illyria
5 Buff Tip
4 Pale Tussock
2 Scalloped Hazel
2 Scorched Wing
1 Nut-tree Tussock
1 Treble Lines
1 Pebble Prominent
1 Sweet Gale Moth
1 Pale Prominent
1 Lesser Swallow Prominent
1 Common Swift [nfy]
1 Barred Umber [nfy]
1 Grey/Dark Dagger [nfy]

Last night:

2 Eyed Hawk-moth
2 Scalloped Hazel
1 Poplar Hawk-moth
1 Pine Hawk-moth
1 Common Swift
1 Lesser Swallow Prominent
1 Nut-tree Tussock
1 Heart & Dart [nfy]
1 Clouded-bordered Brindle [nfy]


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The Hairy Highlander

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Things are picking up nicely in fife just now..again not huge numbers but a really nice variety. 33 moths, 19 species, 2 NFM & 1 NFG.....

2x Poplar Hawkmoth
1x White Ermine
1x Common Swift (nfm)
1x Flame Shoulder
1x Pale-shoulder Brocade
2x Brown-line Bright-eye
1x Coxcomb Prominent (nfg)
1x Small Angle Shades
1x Spectacle
1x Grey Dagger
1x Rustic Shoulder Knot
1x Common Marble Carpet
3x Garden Carpet
3x Heart & Dart
6x Brimstone
1x Scalloped Shell
3x Common Pug
2x Brindled Pug
1x 1174 Epiblema cynosbatella (nfm)

See pic #2 for the Epiblema cynosbatella, I'm pretty sure this is the correct id and according to the UKMoths map it's not that common (or not recorded) in fife :eek!:
If anyone has knowledge of this please let me know....


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See pic #2 for the Epiblema cynosbatella, I'm pretty sure this is the correct id and according to UKMoths it's vertually unknown in Scotland? :eek!:
If anyone has knowledge of this please let me know....

Definitely E.cynosbatella, but UKMoths says "generally common throughout Britain".



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had a good haul last night ,now the weather has finally picked up.
dark brocade-2
flame carpet-2
small phoenix-2
brown rustic-2
fox moth-1
white ermine-1
pale-shouldered brocade-1
grey pine carpet-1
garden carpet-1
grey dagger-1 (pic)
sandy carpet-1
saxon-1 (pic)
broom moth-1 (pic)
small elephant hawk-1 (pic)
common pug-1
narrow winged pug-1
clouded border-1
plus a few yet to id.


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Who was breaking away from the pack.
Best ever catch last night - 29 moths. Remember I have only been trapping for a few weeks!

Common Marbled Carpet [NFY] (picture 1)
Pale Tussock x 4
Brimstone x 2
Buff-tip [NFY]
Buff Ermine x 5
Flame Shoulder x 3
Scorched Wing x 2 [NFY] (picture 2)
Small Square-spot (picture 3)
Pine Hawkmoth [NFY]
Heart and Dart x 5
Muslin Moth
Broom Moth [NFY] (picture 4)
Pale Prominent [NFY] (picture 5)

Not 100% certain on the ID of Broom Moth and Small Square-spot, both of which are pictured, so please correct me if I have blundered.


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Seán Ronayne
Hi all,

Had a great haul lastnight with 31 species and 59 individuals comprising of:

Mottled Beauty 1
Peach Blossom 1
Pale Prominent 1
Clouded Silver 1
Pale Tussock 1
Brimstone 3
Scalloped Hazel 5
Flame Carpet 3
Grey Pine Carpet 6
Water Carpet 2
Broken-Barred Carpet 3
White Ermine 1
Common Marbled Carpet 6
Green Carpet 2
Purple Clay 1
Cloud-Bordered Brindle 1
Nematopogon swammerdamella (possibly) 1
Dwarf Pug 1
Dark Spectacle 1
Clay Triple Lines 2
Nut-Tree Tussock 2
Buff Ermine 2
Poplar Hawkmoth 1
Yellow-Barred Brindle 1
Scorched Wing 1
Barred Red 2
Spruce Carpet 2
Small-Square Spot 2
Micro 1 1
Micro 2 1
Treble Lines 1

Highlights (Pictures in order below) for me included Pale Prominent, Mottled Beauty & Peach Blossom.

All images can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

All the best,



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Dungeness trap one

Eyed Hawkmoth x2
Poplar Hawkmoth
Elephant hawkmoth
light Brocade x2
heart and dart
yellow belle
mullein wave x3

trap two

silver Y
rustic shoulder knot
white spot
common swift x8
eyed hawk
S Hebrew chara
forgot others of the list
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