Monday, May 16, 2005

Garden Moths

16 moths of 10 species in the garden MV trap this morning. The Green Carpets were particularly fresh and green.

0986 Syndemis musculana, 1
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria), 4
1832 Currant Pug (Eupithecia assimilata), 1
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata), 2
1979 Lime Hawk-moth (Mimas tiliae), 1
2011 Pale Prominent (Pterostoma palpina), 2
2063 Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica), 2
2078 Least Black Arches (Nola confusalis), 1
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola), 1
One micro retained for ID
Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris), 1
Ophion sp. (Ophion sp.), 1

Lime Hawk-moth (Mimas tiliae)

Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)

Early Grey (Xylocampa areola)

Syndemis musculana

Currant Pug (Eupithecia assimilata)

Micro for ID (forewing = 5mm)

Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)

Ophion sp. (Ichneumon)

Nikon CP995


Ray said...

Are your close-ups hand held or on a tripod?

Brian said...

Almost all moth pics are taken using a tripod using small apertures and long shutter speeds (and cooperative insects). Daytime macros tend to be handheld.