Thursday, June 30, 2005

Small Elephant Hawk-moth

No prizes for guessing the star of this little lot. The eighth Hawk-moth species for the garden.

77 moths of 40 species
0980 Variegated Golden Tortrix (Archips xylosteana), 1
0994 Clepsis consimilana, 1
1016x Cnephasia sp., 1
1063 Celypha striana, 1
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella), 13
1302 Crambus perlella, 1
1302 Crambus perlella f.warringtonellus, 1
1329 Donacaula forficella, 1
1376 Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata), 2
1392 Udea olivalis, 3
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis), 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis, 3
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella, 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla, 1
1653 Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides), 1
1708 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata), 2
1758 Barred Straw (Eulithis pyraliata), 3
1860 Green Pug (Chloroclystis rectangulata), 1
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria), 2
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) f.perfumaria, 1
1991 Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor), 1
1992 Small Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila porcellus), 1
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola), 4
2089 Heart & Dart (Agrotis exclamationis), 4
2102 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta), 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba), 2
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea), 2
2278 Poplar Grey (Acronicta megacephala), 1
2293 Marbled Beauty (Cryphia domestica), 1
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha), 2
2322 Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea), 1
2334 Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens), 1
2337x Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.), 2
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.), 1
2381 The Uncertain (Hoplodrina alsines), 2
2434 Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis), 2
2450 The Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita), 1
2477 The Snout (Hypena proboscidalis), 2
2489 The Fan-foot (Herminia tarsipennalis), 3
Plus to be confirmed:
410 Argyresthia brockeella, 1
pyralid, 1


Click the pictures for a bigger images.

Small Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila porcellus)



Little and Large
Small Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila porcellus) & Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor)


Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria)


Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides)


Endotricha flammealis



Crambus perlella f. warringtonellus


Argyresthia brockeella


Homoeosoma sinuella


Nikon CP995

2 comments:

himself said...

hi brian,
random surf this morn.
was looking 4 images of moths.
found yours.
excellent photos.
was an amateur lepidoperist as a teenager and your fine pics bring those great days back.
oh for a sultry night when the rare & elusive species come a calling

himself said...

hi brian,
random surf this morn.
was looking 4 images of moths.
found yours.
excellent photos.
was an amateur lepidoperist as a teenager and your fine pics bring those great days back.
oh for a sultry night when the rare & elusive species came a calling!