Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Moth pulchritude

This week has seen a significant rise in night time temperatures and the moths have responded by bouncing back with some good numbers flying in the garden. Beautiful golden Y and Poplar Kitten have both only occurred twice before.

Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina

Poplar Kitten Furcula bifida

Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi

Moths for June so far:
Bucculatrix nigricomella
Nettle-tap (Anthophila fabriciana)
Brown House-moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella)
Phtheochroa rugosana
Syndemis musculana
Marbled Orchard Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana)
Garden Pebble (Evergestis forficalis)
Pyrausta aurata
Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata)
Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella)
Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata)
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)
Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)
Lime-speck Pug (Eupithecia centaureata)
Freyer's Pug (Eupithecia intricata)
Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata)
Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi)
Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor)
Poplar Kitten (Furcula bifida)
Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda)
White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)
Buff Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)
Turnip Moth (Agrotis segetum)
Heart & Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)
Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)
Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)
Light Brocade (Lacanobia w-latinum)
Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea)
The Lychnis (Hadena bicruris)
Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens)
The Coronet (Craniophora ligustri)
Brown Rustic (Rusina ferruginea)
Clouded-bordered Brindle (Apamea crenata)
Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa)
Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens)
Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.)
Treble Lines (Charanyca trigrammica)
Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua)
Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)
Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina)
The Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita)

Photos: Canon Powershot SX50 HS

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