Wednesday 10 August 2016

6 Aug 2016 - Badgells Wood Camp Site, Kent

Made a return visit to Badgells Wood Camp Site near Holy Hill.

The Waved Carpets still around with several caught.

I've only ever caught 'Goodwini' at this site - and cracking they are earlier in the year (see my 2014 picture below).

My target for 2017 is to catch a really fresh Goodwini in May/June - we'll see.

Waved Carpet ab. 'Goodwini' - Aug 2016
Waved Carpet ab. 'Goodwini' - June 2014

Wednesday 3 August 2016

31 July 2016 - Thames Estuary/Isle of Grain

Spent a short (hour and a half) visit to the Isle of Grain. Wainscots featured highly in the catch and I should probably have retained a few more for photography! A male Gem, one Silver Y and several Rush Veneer (5) all made for a pleasant catch. I am beginning to wonder why I only stayed out for such a short spell as I made it home by 12.15am...(most of the packing-up time was taken by my reading the Last Rites to 10,000 Water Veneers!). If you see anything useful in my micro selection, do drop me a line!
Twin-spotted Wainscot
Twin-spotted Wainscot
Wainscot - presumed dark Webb's...comments appreciated please.
Webb's Wainscot
Webb's Wainscot
Fen Wainscot
Reed Dagger
Gem (male) - will I ever catch a female?
Rush Veneer
White-line Dart
White-line Dart
Dog's Tooth
Dog's Tooth
Plain Pug
Antler Moth (one of four caught)
And some micros, which I'll try and name later...

Evergestis extimalis

Cochylis hybridella

Acrobasis suavella

Schoenobius gigantella

dunno 1 

dunno 2

dunno 3

dunno 4 - but very big!

dunno 5

Dunno 6

Dunno 7

 And a Dark Arches - just because it's a well-marked almost nice specimen...

Wednesday 27 July 2016

21 July 2016 - Orlestone Forest

Visited Orlestone again on the 21st July - for the third time this summer I've stuck three traps along the ride, beside the Bracken, that I caught the Latin on last year. Though no Latins were caught , it was a nice selection of micros that made the effort worthwhile.

Comments on my putative ID's is, as ever, very much appreciated.
Dioryctria sylvestrella
Tinia semifulvella
Rhyacionia pinicolana??
Cydia spendana??
Epinotia brunnichana??
Double Kidney
Small Phoenix
Waved Carpet
Black Arches
Scalloped Hook-tip
White-spotted Pug (I think)
Pine Carpet

16 July 2016 - Holborough Marshes KWT

Small Rufous
Small Rufous
Dotted Fan-foot
Double Lobed
Silky Wainscot
Leopard Moth
Bright-eye Brown-line
Dingy Shears
Small Seraphim
Calamotropha paludella
European Corn-borer??
Phycitodes binaevella??
Micro 1
Micro 2
Phalonidia manniana
Hedya salicella
Micro 3
Green Pug
Green Pug
Green Pug?
White-spotted Pug
Round-winged Muslin
Southern Wainscot
Southern Wainscot