Monday, 4 July 2016

30 June 2016 - Orlestone, Kent

Spent a pleasant couple of hours moffin in Orlestone Forest - trying the same track and same patch of bracken as we caught the Latin on last year (10/7/15).

Lots of wee micro mystery moths as well as some of my favourite macros - Scallop Shell, Scorched Wing, Blotched Emerald, Red-necked Footman, Orange Moth, Scarce Merveille du Jour and, er, ...pugs!

Lots of Mottled Beauty - and one, much smaller Willow Beauty (which exhibited a nice set of antennae that weren't good enough for Feathered). Of course, no Latin - but that won't stop me from trying again soon!

Blotched Emerald
Red-necked Footman
Beautiful Carpet
Orange Moth
Scarce Merveille du Jour
Gold Swift
Common Wave
Double Square-spot
Double Square-spot
Willow Beauty
Willow Beauty
Mottled Pug (I think)
Green Pug
Grey Pug (I think)
Argyresthia brockeela
Bee Moth (it looked 'fresh' but so very different to previous normal Bee Moths - thanks Dave)
Mompha ochraceella
Coleophora spp
Morophaga choragella
Micro 5 - tortrix spp. A stubby little f...fella
Micro 6 - Lozotaeniodes formosana??
Phtheochroa inopiana
Micro 8 - Syncopacna larseniella (definitely, maybe possible...)
Micro 9 - Archips xylosteana - I think...
Micro 10 - Anania lancealis??
And if you've waded through this post far enough to read this, I salute you. If nothing else, you should sleep well tonight now...


Unknown said...

Hi Ross,

comment against correct post this time...

yes, to brockeella
micro 1 Bee moth
Micro 2 small and subtle is Mompha ochraceella
Micro 3 Coleophora sp
Micro 4 Morophaga choragella
Micro 7 Phtheochroa inopiana

more to come


The Bald Birder said...

Dear Dave - many thanks for that. Much appreciated. I can see the Bee Moth now - but I couldn't... Alas, my moment of fame with a new spp awaits! :-) Regards, Ross