Tuesday 31 May 2011

Saturday 28 May 2011

28 May 2011 - Blairgowrie, Perthshire

Another catch in teh neighbours garden - and another couple of new species for me. Today's delights weren'y rare, but they were species I've been looking forward to catching.

Small Angle ShadesBeautiful Golden Y
Pug spp - another unidentified pug at that...
Brown Rustic - a better specimen than my first in Oxfordshire earlier in the month

Elephant Hawk Moth - 2 caught last night

Friday 27 May 2011

27 May 2011 - Blargowrie, Perthshire

A nice wee catch in the neighbours garden - following on from some rough winds which much have seen the end of many a moth in the area.

Lunar Thorn (I need to check my images from last year to see if I ID'd some thorns correctly back then...)

Grey Pug

Pugs spp - whilst looking similar to the pug above, this beast is 50% bigger. I've tentatively claimed it as Scottish race of Freyer's Pug (ie. Edinburgh Pug)

Pale-shouldered Brocade

Broad-barred White - smart little things Spruce CarpetPug spp - probably Common Pug?

Scalloped Hazel


Caddis fly spp

Caddis fly spp - a very dark species

Friday 20 May 2011

20 May 2011 - Didcot, Oxon

A quiet catch last night with just this Varied Cornonet being the highlight.

Varied Coronet

Thursday 19 May 2011

19 May 2011 - Didcot, Oxon

A good catch last night, including two new species for me - first of which here, the Scorched Wing, as an all time 'wanted' species (and which eluded me last year!)...

Scorched Wing

Broken-barred Carpet
This Willow Beauty looked odder in real life than this image suggests.

Wednesday 18 May 2011

18 May 2011 - Didcot, Oxon

Last night's catch was going down in history as one of the more boring events, so was pleased to find this Buttoned Snout lurking in the egg boxes. A new species for me, ID was challenging owing to the lack of a snout...

Buttoned Snout

Sunday 15 May 2011

15 May 2011 - Gamlingay, Cambs

Not such a good catch as recently, but one gem that made up for things...

Pine Hawk-moth

Common Pug

Marbled Minor

Friday 13 May 2011

13 May 2011 - Gamlingay, Cambs

Certainly numbers were lower today than last weekend - but still a few bits to enjoy, the Brindle being new for me...

Clouded-bordered Brindle Dark Arches (pale form)
White Ermine

Peppered MothLime-speck Pug

Thursday 12 May 2011

12 May 2011 - Didcot, Oxon

I keep seeing these wee things but rarely get a hald decent image - and I've just done it again...

Pyaustra aurata

Tuesday 10 May 2011

10 May 2011 - Gamlingay, Cambs

Orange Ladybird from the garden today - another species of ladybird caught this year.

Orange Ladybird

Monday 9 May 2011

9 May 2011 - Gamlingay, Cambs

Final few pictures from the weekend in Cambridgeshire.

Freyer's Pug - huge thing... well, large for a pug

Mottled Pug - almost loking quite smart

Common Pug - because it's only by looking at the common stuff...

Micro spp - they keep coming

Sunday 8 May 2011

8 May 2011 - Gamlingay, Cambs

A great catch with two firsts for me...

Alder MothBrown RusticShears

Grey Dagger Bee Spp Hornet

Minor spp

Ingrailed Clay

Brown Silver-lines

May Highflier Purple Bar Pebble Hook-tip

Oak Hook-tip