Wednesday 30 June 2010

30 June 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Burnished Brass

Orthopygia glaucinalis

Single Dotted Wave

Dwarf Cream Wave

Poplar Grey

Marbled Beauty

Middle-barred Minor

Garden Pebble - Evergestis forficalis

Tuesday 29 June 2010

29 June 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

My only hope of getting a moth tick today was resting on the shoulders of this wave. It felt different; I thought it was different. However, now looking at the pictures I reckon it is just a faded Riband Wave. Oh well.

A selection of Riband Waves caught today including the bleached chappy on the left.

At least this Privet Hawkmoth (second in two days) did its best to add interest to today's catch.

Monday 28 June 2010

28 June 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Varied Coronet

Lilac Beauty (and a real beauty at that)

Marbled Beauty
Small Fan-foot
Privet Hawkmoth
Micro moth spp (not rare cos I've seen a few, but naming it is another matter!)

Grey Pug

Double Square Spot

Sunday 27 June 2010

27 June 2010 - Didcot, Oxon


Small fan-footed Wave (I think!)


Common Lutestring

Brown-tailed Moth

Common Footman (remind me of cochroaches with the way they run around!)

Two more of my mystery moths - presumed Coronets - but still not 100% certain.

Another Blue-bordered Carpet

And finally, an Orange Ladybird complete with 16 spots

Saturday 26 June 2010

26 June 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Scarlet Tiger - One of four caught last night. I had seen three in the town over the past 48 hours so was expecting them to fine their way in to the trap sooner or later.

Vapourer - rare it may not be, but at least it looked very different from the average Heart & Dart still finding their way into my trap in their masses.

Not catch is complete without its fair share of unidentifiable Pugs! This mornings offering had some white markings on the thorax and abdomen - whether this is enough to say it is a Larch Pug, I'm certainly not certain!

And finally, though this moth has very little resemblance to the book, I guess it is another Coronet?? Previous one caught last night (different individual) but this was better marked.

Friday 25 June 2010

25 June 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Wormwood Pug (I think)

Toadflax Pug (poss)

Blue-bordered Carpet


Four-eyed Moth (of course, a completely made-up name, but as I don't know what it is, that's the best I can do!)


Wednesday 23 June 2010

23 June 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Common Wainscot (first of the year)

Grey Dagger

Tuesday 22 June 2010

22 June 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Buff Arches

Buff Arches (the book said 'common', I say 'a cracker')


Treble Brown-spot

Barred Yellow

Silver Y

Possible Small Dusky Wave

Possible Ingrailed Clay - but probably something else altogether!

Common Emerald
Pug thing
Pug thing (but a bit bleached for my ID skills at the moment).

Brimstone Moth