Saturday 18 August 2012

18 August 2012 - Gamlingay, Cambs

A quick visit to Cambs enabled a quick outing forthe moth trap. Bulrush Wainscot was a surprise catch..

Bulrush Wainscot

Friday 17 August 2012

17 August 2012 - Holborough Marshes, KWT

Barred Rivulet

Barred Rivulet


Micro 1 - spp

Micro 2- spp

Sharp-angled Peacock

Webb's Wainscot

Webb's Wainscot
Sallow Kitten


Double-striped Pug

Wednesday 15 August 2012

15 August 2012 - East Malling Research, Kent

A meeting with a colleague in one of the apple orchards (as you do) at East Malling, provided a passing opportunity to look at some of the mini-beasts loafing the apple canopy.
Attention was quickly diverted on to something small on one of the outer branches - a fantastic Red-belted Clearwing!
After collecting the camera to get first shots, I then managed to get Adam Whitehouse and John Clements in one the discovery - see Adam's blog for his version of events and images of the 'Clearwing Twitch'!
Red-belted Clearwing

Friday 10 August 2012

10 August 2012 - Aylesford, Kent

A small catch last night did at least produce some quality: Small Clouded Brindle and Cypress Pug.

Common Rustic or Small Clouded  Brindle

Still not sure...!
Cypress Pug - smart!
Tawny Speckled Pug

Plain Pug

Micro spp

Micro spp

Small Fan-footed Wave

Wednesday 8 August 2012

8 August 2012 - Queendown Warren, Kent

A quiet night up at Queendown - but this Barred Rivulet (I don't think it's a Small Seraphim) was a nice highlight.

Barred Rivulet

Nut-tree Tussock
Purple Clay or Square-spotted Caly (can'e see why it's not the latter)
Scortched Carpet
Is this just a Riband Wave siting strangely..?

pug spp - small, large discal spot, dunno...

Saturday 4 August 2012

4 August 2012 - Ranscombe Farm, PlantLife Reserve, Kent

A short walk with Max around this lovely woodland area produced a few mini-beasts including this Southern Hawker and some interesting looking snails.

Southern Hawker

Snail spp

Friday 3 August 2012

3 August 2012 - Cliffe Marshes RSPB

Southern Wainscot
Tree Litchen Beauty

White-line Dart

Lunar (left) and Lesser (right) Spotte Pinions
Pretty Chalk Carpet

Small Blood-vein

Magpie Moth

Micro spp

Light Emerald

Common Emerald

Lunar-spotted Pinion

Thursday 2 August 2012

2 August 2012 - Ditton, Kent

One interesting micro in the garden trap last night:

Dichomeris marginella - Juniper Webber