Thursday, April 25, 2013

Acleris cristana

For once only moths in the trap this morning (unless you count the small diptera) and a decent bit of variety including a garden first, Acleris cristana. Unfortunately a rather poor photo as I wasn't aware of the significance at first and it was a dull morning in any case. You can just make out the diagnostic tuft of pale scales about half way along each wing. There are very many attractive colour forms of this moth, of which this is probably about as dull as they get.

Acleris cristana

Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria

Early Thorn Selenia dentaria

Shoulder Stripe Anticlea badiata

0663 Diurnea fagella 1
1054 Acleris cristana 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1746 Shoulder-stripe (Anticlea badiata) 1
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 1
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 1
1927 Brindled Beauty (Lycia hirtaria) 1
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 3
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 1
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 5

Photos taken on Canon Powershot SX50 HS

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