Saturday 31 July 2010

31 July 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Least Yellow Underwing

Small Rivulet

Nutmeg - at least, that's what I think it is. Another individual that was caught on the brickwork and not in the trap.

Lychnis - A couple caught last night and nice to compare with the Campion caught a few evenings ago.

Lychnis 2

Is this another Lychnis? I don't think it is, but I don't know what it is!

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing - Just making sure it isn't a Langmaid's (which I think this picture shows it isn't).

Early Thorn - The sleeping one from yesterday was accidently kept for longer. So a few more snaps taken.

Copper Underwing

Underwing of a Copper Underwing - just showing it isn't a Svensson's Copper Underwing.

Micro time

Max - finding stuff again

Grasshopper - a Max find (and I need my other books to help me on this one).

Another Common Blue

And finally - this wee fella caught my eye as it wondered across the patio. All of 2-3mm long (at most) - ID help appreciated!

Friday 30 July 2010

Mouse Moth - a smooth and silky thing if everthere was one. ID caused me trouble as the beast in the flesh looked nothing like the image in the book. But now the image in the book looks pretty damn close to the beast in the picture.

Treble-bar - And the ID of these for me isn't very straight forward, or perhaps I've never caught a Lesser - or perhaps this is a Lesser and I've never caught an ordinary Treble-bar!!!

Turnip Moth - again. I confess I actually like these.

Large Yellow Underwing

Early Thorn - having a snooze (it is OK)


Thursday 29 July 2010

29 July 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Lesser Yellow Underwing

Pug spp

Dark Arches

Cloaked Minors -Now these two chapps are supposed to be the same species. Apart from the different size, colouration, structure, patterning, jizz, etc, they look exactly the same...

Micro 1

Wednesday 28 July 2010

28 July 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Iron Prominent


Micro 1

And a bug

Tuesday 27 July 2010

27 July 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

A poor catch last night, this presumed Lesser Yellow-underwing being a er... highlight (owing to the slightly odd markings

Another one of these bugs - great little things

And a lacewing making an appearance for the first time.

Micro 1

Micro 2

Monday 26 July 2010

26 July 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

A fabulous weevil spp - and with a beak nearly as long as its body - brilliant wee thing

Found an Old Lady in the garden this morning - and it makes me smaile just to type that. Note that being the skilled photographer that I am, I managed to put the moth on a sh*t leaf and make the whole thing look crap!
Broad-bordered Yellow-underwing - first garden record

Brown-line Bright-eye
Common Carpet - I tried again to string this into some angled carpet, but failed.
Turnip Moth
Garden Dart
Micro 1

Sunday 25 July 2010

25 July 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar

Minor spp

Lime-speck Pug

Micro 1

Micro 2

All in all - not the best catch ever!

Saturday 24 July 2010

24 July 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Sallow Kitten - I think I'm nearly very sure the ID is correct but Poplar Kitten ruled out cos I think it's a Sallow!

Lovely wee thing

Red Twin-spotted Carpet

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

Campion - the forth first of the day (what a tart!)

Small Dusty Wave - half the size of the next chap

Mullien Wave - haven't checked to see if same individual as last night.

Yellow Shell


Micro 1
Micro 2
Micro 3 - The Finder

7-spot Ladybird (found by The Finder!)

Common Blue