Friday 12 August 2011

First half of August 2011 - various sites in Oxon

This is my second catch-up posting - delays owing to two small kids who need a bit of Daddy time. Highlight of this part of the month was this fine Square-spotted Clay caught at Wittenham Clumps.

Square-spotted Clay

Square-spotted Clay

The highlight had previously been the first of three Waved Blacks - this female (it subsequently laid eggs) was caught on a night out to Harcourt Arboretum. Having seen one earlier in the night but not caught it, this one turned up in Richard Comont's trap just after I'd departed.... Would I ever catch one? Orange Swift - I do like these

Dusky Sallow - common but always appreciatedMagpie Moth - caught on some nearby downland

Dark Spinach - Oxon downlandDark Umber - DownsSix-striped Rustic - Wittenham Clumps

Square-spot Rustic

Wormwood Pug

Six-striped Rustic in the Didcot garden

Marbled Beauty - a tiny specimen (honest)

Waved Black - Long Wittenham Wood - finally, one in my trap!

Red UnderwingTawny-barred Angle (f. nigrofulvata)

Oak Bush Cricket

Dark Bush Cricket

Old Lady - in the home at Didcot!

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