Friday 24 June 2016

22 June 2016 - Nr Sevenoaks, Kent

Had 15 mins mothing before the heavens opened. Several Bilberry and Lead-coloured Pugs - no Little Thorn or Beautiful Snout caught on this trip, but given the time I had, perhaps I shouldn't grumble!
Bilberry Pug

Sunday 19 June 2016

18 June 2016 - Nth of Canterbury

Spent a cold couple of hours under clear skies just north of Canterbury (Thornden/West Blean area). About 33% of the macros were Four-dotted Footman - but the numbers all round were poor. Few nice micros helped provide some colour for the evening... Would really appreciate confirmation on any of the images below - tis always much appreciated.
Olethreutes arcuella
Olethreutes arcuella
Lathronympha strigana
Lathronympha strigana
Acleris notana/ferrugana
Four-dotted Footman
Four-dotted Footman
Four-dotted Footman f. flava
Cochylis molliculana
Celypha cespitana
Crambus pascuella

Crambus lathoniellus
Anania fuscalis
Satin Wave
Hedya pruniana
Aleimma loefingiana
Aleimma loefingiana

Tuesday 14 June 2016

13 June 2016 - Thornden Wood

Spent a few hours north of Canterbury sampling the moff delights of the local environs. Several Diamond-backs, a Silver Y and this European Corn-borer were welcome catches, the waves, carpets and pugs though added extra entertainment...

European Corn-borer
Haworths/Lead-coloured Pug...
Broken-barred Carpet
Cream Wave
Speckled Yellow
Clouded Brindle
Clay Triple-lines
Birch Mocha
Common Swift
Little Emerald
Small White Wave
Dwarf Pug
Grey Pug
Grey Pug
Anyclis unculana (rather than badiana??)
Ancylis unculana
Crambus lathoniellus
Ancylis mitterbacheriana
Ancylis laetana

Sunday 12 June 2016

10 June 2016 - Orlestone Forest - National Moth Night

Spent a few hours in Orlestone Forest for Natioanl moth night - 11 (eleven!) Agrotera nemoralis was the highlight though Scallop Shell is undoubtedly a personal favourite. Pine and Elephant Hawkmoths, Red-necked footman and a few other fun bits ended the evening. I try and put names to the pugs tomorrow...

Agrotera nemoralis

Scallop Shell

Marbled Brown

Pinion-streaked Snout

Eulia ministrana

Eulia ministrana

Eucosmomopha albersana

Epinotia bilunana

Green Oak Tortrix

Pug 1

Pug 2

Pug 3

Pug 4

Grey Arches

Pine Carpet

Common Swift