Tuesday 28 July 2015

25 July 2015 - Cliffe Marshes RSPB (the rest...)

Whilst the Maple Pug already posted was the highlight of a short trapping session at Cliffe Marshes RSPB, here's a few of the other bits - and the Maple Pug again!

Tree-lichen Beauty (NFY)
Shark (NFY)
Magpie Moth
Plain Pug
Plain Pug - second individual
Haworth's Pug
Plain Pug and Haworth's Pug (right)
Maple Pug (NFS)
Dark Arches - just a 'nice' one...
Riband Wave - been looking at these lots recently to pick out a Plain one...
Micro 1
Micro 2

Sunday 26 July 2015

25 July 2015 - Maple Pug

Went to Cliffe Marshes last night - amongst a nice catch, which I'll blog when time permits, was this fine Maple Pug.

Maple Pug
Maple Pug

Friday 24 July 2015

23 July 2015 - Pegwell Bay, Kent

Took a trip out tonight to do some recording for the Kent Wildlife Trust. The very first moth was a fine male Ground Lackey - followed by two females (presumed) as the evening progressed.

Some really striking Crescents made me do a double-take.

The Latticed Heath, was joined numerous Silver Y and a few Diamond-backed Moth - adding migrant interest in the night.

Ground Lackey
Ground Lackey- male
Ground Lackeys (female, left)
Crescent (usual = left)
Latticed Heath
Reed Dagger
Micro 1

Micro 2
Micro 3 (same spp as 1?)
Micro 4
Micro 5 (same as 5)

Wednesday 22 July 2015

21 July 2015 - East Malling, Kent

A nice little catch at Great East produced this smart wee micro which I'll look up when I'm retired - unless anyone offers help beforehand...

Micro 1

Monday 20 July 2015

17 July 2015 - St Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent

I've been inspired of late by the Folkestone & Hythe blog by Ian Roberts et al and Tony Morris' 'Mothing at the Hidden House' - and this all followed me looking up the range of Sub-angled Wave (SAW). Listed as only occuring at The Warren, and enthused by Ian catching one there - this was then followed by a picture of another Wave on Tony's blog which looked similar...
The exercise prompted me to hop in the car and head for South Foreland and do some wave-catching at our ringing site. Every wave was potted - the result? I think I caught two Sub-angled Wave - but would appreciate confirmation.
As for other stuff.. I also had to shift a Splendid Brocade, 2x Dark Sword-grass, 1 x Latticed Heath and numerous other things I hadn't intended to catch as I searched for SAW.
I think it's right to say that Sub-angled Wave has a slightly wider distribution than I originally thought. All in all. a great couple of hours!

Splendid Brocade

Splendid Brocade
Sub-angled Wave
Dark Sword-grass
Latticed Heath
Hmmmm...Wainscot spp..
Sub-angled Wave - second specimen
Riband Wave with odd wing markings

More captions to follow.... I must get out in the field..!

16 July 2015 - East Malling, Kent