Saturday, 3 June 2017

Four hundred to go

As predicted,  the moth trap held a number of new species for the year with a few additional last night too. The best one however, a Netted Pug was the first for the garden (and 10km square!) but it wasn't in the trap but on the garden bench. Me being still half asleep at 5am  was a bit shocked (to put it mildly) and before I could get near it to pot it up, it was off into the roses, and never seen again. Fortunately its an unmistakable moth.

As I said the moths pushed me easily through the 600 barrier with the new ones being

594. Tethea ocularis (Figure of Eighty)
595. Rusina ferruginea (Brown Rustic)
596. Mimas tiliae (Lime Hawk-moth)
597. Plusia festucae (Gold Spot))
598. Plagodis dolabraria (Scorched Wing)
599. Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria
600. Ochropleura plecta (Flame Shoulder)
601. Clepsis consimilana (a micro moth)
602. Eupithecia venosata (Netted Pug
603. Pasiphila rectangulata (Green Pug)
604. Nemapogon cloacella (Cork Moth)
605. Xestia triangulum (Double Square-spot)
606. Xestia c-nigrum (Setaceous Hebrew Character)
607. Agrotis segetum (Turnip Moth)
608. Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Ruby Tiger)
609. Abrostola triplasia (Dark Spectacle)

Tethea ocularis (Figure of Eighty)

Mimas tiliae (Lime Hawk-moth)

Plagodis dolabraria (Scorched Wing)

A hoverfly in the garden I caught was
610. Eristalis horticola

Eristalis horticola

and I had a short walk on the fell to give me a few more plants
611. Carex flacca (Glaucous Sedge)
612. Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag)
613. Potentilla anserina (Silverweed)
614. Potentilla erecta (Tormentil)
615. Vicia cracca (Bush Vetch)
616. Vicia hirsuta (Hairy Tare)
617. Rosa rugosa (Japanese Rose)
618. Lysimachia vulgaris  (Yellow Loosestrife)
619. Silene flos-cuculi  (Ragged Robin)
620. Silene latifolia (White Campion)
621. Silene vulgaris  (Bladder Campion)
622. Senecio jacobaea (Common Ragwort)

Potentilla erecta (Tormentil)

Silene flos-cuculi  (Ragged Robin)

Silene vulgaris  (Bladder Campion)

Silene latifolia (White Campion)

I only got as far as checking a few hoverflies and micro-moths in the fridge as the weather hads got warm and sunny again. Rain forecast again For Monday so tomorrow I'll see what else I can scoop up and leave the fridge stuff till then.

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