Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Third night's moths

Third night trapping on Ardnamurchan and warmer conditions encouraged more moths to emerge including one of the top five animals of the week - The Saxon.

1638 Fox Moth (Macroglossum rubi), 1 female (making a different female each of the three nights)
1768 Grey Pine Carpet (Thera obeliscata), 3
1902 Brown Silver-line (Petrophora chlorosata), 1
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi), 2
2060 White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda), 1
2163 Broom Moth (Melanchra pisi), 2
2250 Dark Brocade (Blepharita adusta), 6
2289 Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis), 1
2320 The Saxon (Hyppa rectilinea), 1

The Saxon (Hyppa rectilinea)

Grey Pine Carpet (Thera obeliscata)

White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)

Broom Moth (Melanchra pisi)

Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis)

Nikon CP995

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