Saturday, 27 August 2011

Orange Sallow

Another rarity which is seldom found in its adult form in Derbyshire.

Orange Sallow

Thursday, 25 August 2011

August Thorn

Nothing new for a few weeks then this turned up.
August Thorn

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Monday, 1 August 2011


Thanks to head gardner Steve Porter I managed to get permission to go trapping in the grounds of Chatsworth House, Steve Thorpe and his son Jordan came along to trap too and despite being eaten alive by midges it turned out to be a fantastic night with no less than 5 confirmed new for me macro moth species showing up and one I still need to ID.

9 Antler Moth(NFM)
7 True Lovers Knot(NFM)
1 Gold Spangle(NFM)
2 Dotted Clay(NFM)
3 Muslin Footman(NFM)
1 Cloaked Carpet(NFM)(ID from Dave Budworth)
2 Heart & Dart
2 Flame Shoulder
9 Dark Arches
1 Buff Arches
1 Spinach
21 Dun-bar
4 Ruby Tiger
1 Iron Prominent
3 Scarce Footman
2 Common Footman
2 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing
1 Gothic
2 Straw Dot
3 Rivulet
1 Small Rivulet
8 Common Rustic
2 Square Spot Rustic
3 Six Striped Rustic
1 Small Fan Footed Wave
3 The Clay
1 Brimstone
1 Grey/Dark Dagger
2 Common Wainscot
4 Shoulder Striped Wainscot
2 Smoky Wainscot
1 Yellow Shell
1 Bordered White

Gold Spangle

Antler Moth

True Lovers Knot

Dotted Clay

Muslin Footman

Cloaked Carpet

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Ear Moth

A few warm evenings means more moths are turning up and this lovely Ear Moth is another first for the garden

Ear Moth

Friday, 22 July 2011

Straw Underwing & Silky Wainscot

Silky Wainscot

Straw Underwing
These are both moths I've had before but failed to correctly ID due to being poor condition specimens.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Small Ranunculus

I got a Small Ranunculus last year which turned out to be a county first so I was very pleased to find another one in the trap last night.