Friday, April 14, 2006

Blossom Underwing Again

Blossom Underwing is a rare moth in Hunts (VC31). My first on 29 March 2004 was the tenth for the VC and was thought to be a migrant. However now I've trapped another in the garden I am wondering if there is a population locally. The Moths of Northamptonshire site shows this may be possible:

Totals from two traps:
1524 Emmelina monodactyla, 1
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria), 3
2183 Blossom Underwing (Orthosia miniosa), 1
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi), 3
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta), 2
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica), 6
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola), 5

Blossom Underwing (Orthosia miniosa)

Nikon CP P4

Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)

Nikon CP 995

1 comment:

Noli me tangere said...

This early thorn looks like an angel with fur (and fury... :-))