Thursday 27 June 2013

27 June 2013 - Barming, Kent

Pug spp

Little Emerald

Pale Oak Beauty

Wave spp -  I confess I'm not now sure which spp... Dotted order but no central dark spots... Hmmmm

Wednesday 26 June 2013

26 June 2013 - North Kent

Went for a short evening walk this evening on some downland. A few moths in the fading light - the second of which turned out to be this lovely Lace Border.
Lace Border

Tuesday 18 June 2013

18 June 2013 - Holborough Marshes KWT, Kent

Best catch of teh year so far with 200 macro's of 50 spp. 
Obscure Wainscot

Obscure Wainscot

Shoulder-striped Wainscot
Obscure (left) & Shoulder-striped Wainscot

Poplar Lutestring (well marked)
Poplar Lutestring
White-pinion Spotted
Small Seraphim
Ingrailed Clay
Micro 1

Micro 2

Micro 3

Micro 4
Haworth's Pug

Peacock spp - presumed Sharp-angled Peacock
Green pug

Huge fly spp - honest, it was bigger than a dinner plate

Micro 5

Common Marbled Carpet

Small Clouded Brindle

Monday 10 June 2013

10 June 2013 - Loch of the Lowes, Perthshire

Had an evening trip out to the Loch of the Lowes this evening - prime target was either Otter or Beaver. After a wait of 30 minutes, sure enough, out swims this European Beaver. As the volunteer warden in the hide had only seen Otter on three occasion sin five years I decided to head out moth trapping - and saw a wonderful Badger in the daylight just NE of Pitlochry.
European Beaver

10 June 2013 - Blairgowrie, Perthshire

A few extra moths from Scotland trip...
Common Carpet (presumed)

Pug - I originally thought this was Grey Pug, but with chquered veins and large discal spot I am starting to think Golden Rod Pug. Help required... (please).
Sandy Carpet - nice garden moth

Saturday 8 June 2013

8 June 2013 - Blairgowrie, Perthshire

A short trip up to Scotland resulted in a few days of catching before the weather 'turned'. Had a few trips where I simply drove to locations and tried to catch any moth that appeared in the car headlights. The following four species where all caught this way...

Barred Umber - caught while netting in the car headlights

Narrow-winged Pug

Ochreous Pug
Autumn Green Carpet