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.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

The Shark

Back to trapping at home following a disappointing camping/mothing trip to Lincolnshire which was spoilt by bad weather and this little beauty turned up, I wish the night time temperatures would improve so I can try out my new 250w MV trap!!!.
The Shark

Monday, 4 July 2011

Bordered White & Yellow-tail

My first ever Bordered White arrived last night but wouldn't keep still for a photo so apologies for the quality, the Yellow-tail is another from my Lincolnshire list.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Plain Golden-Y & Peach Blossom

The PGY is another of the moths I've only caught in Lincs....that list is getting smaller every day so it's lucky I'm going through there again soon to hopefully top it up a bit. The Peach Blossom is a garden first as well as a first for me and what a stunning moth it is.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Coxcomb Prominent

Another of the moths I've previously only found in Lincolnshire so it's great to get one in my garden at last. As you can see from the photo the Coxcomb Prominent is very good at playing dead and impersonating a piece of wood!!.

Coxcomb Prominent