Sunday, 17 July 2016

15 July 2016 - St Margaret's, Kent

Took a trip down to St Margaret's with John Robinson to introduce him to moffin. A nice couple of hours which I had hoped would yield a few more numbers and spp, but 60 macro spp was more than enough to show the moffin ways.

I expected to encounter Sub-angled Wave following last year's capture of several and wasn't disappointed - quite why I potted the worn example rather than a coupe of fresher specimens, I have no idea.

Sub-angled Wave
Evergestis limbata
Mompha propinquella????
Large Twin-spot Carpet??? Or one of the others....?
Blue-bordered Carpet
Slender Brindle
Micro 1
Micro 2
Micro 2
Acrobasis repandana????
Riband Wave
Common Emerald
Green Pug
Grey Pug? - But I'm really not certain....
Wormwood Pug
Haworth's Pug

Monday, 4 July 2016

30 June 2016 - Orlestone, Kent

Spent a pleasant couple of hours moffin in Orlestone Forest - trying the same track and same patch of bracken as we caught the Latin on last year (10/7/15).


Lots of wee micro mystery moths as well as some of my favourite macros - Scallop Shell, Scorched Wing, Blotched Emerald, Red-necked Footman, Orange Moth, Scarce Merveille du Jour and, er, ...pugs!


Lots of Mottled Beauty - and one, much smaller Willow Beauty (which exhibited a nice set of antennae that weren't good enough for Feathered). Of course, no Latin - but that won't stop me from trying again soon!


Blotched Emerald
Red-necked Footman
Beautiful Carpet
Orange Moth
Scarce Merveille du Jour
Gold Swift
Common Wave
Double Square-spot
Double Square-spot
Willow Beauty
Willow Beauty
Mottled Pug (I think)
Green Pug
Grey Pug (I think)
Argyresthia brockeela
Bee Moth (it looked 'fresh' but so very different to previous normal Bee Moths - thanks Dave)
Mompha ochraceella
Coleophora spp
Morophaga choragella
Micro 5 - tortrix spp. A stubby little f...fella
Micro 6 - Lozotaeniodes formosana??
Phtheochroa inopiana
Micro 8 - Syncopacna larseniella (definitely, maybe possible...)
Micro 9 - Archips xylosteana - I think...
Micro 10 - Anania lancealis??
And if you've waded through this post far enough to read this, I salute you. If nothing else, you should sleep well tonight now...

Friday, 24 June 2016

22 June 2016 - Nr Sevenoaks, Kent

Had 15 mins mothing before the heavens opened. Several Bilberry and Lead-coloured Pugs - no Little Thorn or Beautiful Snout caught on this trip, but given the time I had, perhaps I shouldn't grumble!
Bilberry Pug

Sunday, 19 June 2016

18 June 2016 - Nth of Canterbury

Spent a cold couple of hours under clear skies just north of Canterbury (Thornden/West Blean area). About 33% of the macros were Four-dotted Footman - but the numbers all round were poor. Few nice micros helped provide some colour for the evening... Would really appreciate confirmation on any of the images below - tis always much appreciated.
Olethreutes arcuella
Olethreutes arcuella
Lathronympha strigana
Lathronympha strigana
Acleris notana/ferrugana
Four-dotted Footman
Four-dotted Footman
Four-dotted Footman f. flava
Cochylis molliculana
Celypha cespitana
Crambus pascuella


Crambus lathoniellus
Anania fuscalis
Satin Wave
Hedya pruniana
Aleimma loefingiana
Aleimma loefingiana