Saturday, 4 August 2012

Highflyers, Ys, Wainscots and Underwings

An excellent night with the moth trap in the garden and 184 moths of 68 species was awaiting for me this morning. It took me ages to sort through them, especially as there was a good number of micro-moths. Best of all was that one of the latter, a dull brownish-grey thing with the name of Cydia  fagiglandana was new for me and another moth, a Red Carpet was new for Waldridge.

Also in last night's trap were a single Poplar Hawkmoth, a July Highflyer, a trio of Y's (Silver Y, Plain Golden Y and Beautiful Golden Y), a trio of Wainscots (Common, Smoky & Shoulder-striped) and a quad of Yellow Underwings (Large, Lesser, Broad-bordered & Lesser Broad-bordered).

Some of last night's moths from top to bottom - Honeysuckle Moth,
Carcina quercana, Acleris forsskaleana,
 July Highflyer,
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Dun-bar and Straw-dot

With the garden to sort out, no time for anything else, so the only things of note were a Curlew and a Sparrowhawk that flew over as I pottered about.

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