Sunday 16 September 2012

16 Sept 2012 - Cliffe Marshes RSPB

A fairly decent catch last night, with Marc Botham attending again to ensure a few more micros get named. Highlight was an L-album Wainscot - not new for me, but a much better specimen than a couple of weeks ago in Aylesford.

L-album Wainscot
Other interesting species included: Dusky Thorn, Whitepoint, Rush Veneer.

Rush Veneer

Frosted Orange
Dusky Thorn

Saturday 15 September 2012

15 Sept 12 - Kent

A interesting night out last night, with Marc Botham, starting with some checking of a Marsh Mallow clump I had located a wee while ago. After setting traps, we headed off in search of Hog's Fennel - mindful of keeping on the right side of the law for a protected species, we searched the plants from footpaths until finding our quarry species - Fisher's Estuarine Moth. This awesome female looked as fresh as a daisy as she rocked to and fro on her on her embellifer!
Fisher's Estaurine Moth

Returning to initial traps, a quick check produced several Square-spot Rustics and two Marsh Mallow Moths

Marsh Mallow Moth

Sunday 9 September 2012

Saturday 8 September 2012

8 Sept 12 - The Lakes, Larkfield

Buff Tip caterpillar - found in a flower pot!

Tuesday 4 September 2012

4 Sept 2012 - Cliffe Marshes RSPB

A producctive trap at Cliffe last night with 42 species in a couple of hours - a suspected Sandhill Rustic awaits further checking...!
Common Wainscot
Hedge Rustic

Flounced, Dark Arches (?) & Hedge Rustic

Hedge Rustic