Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Moths of late June

Some notable moths appearing in the garden trap in the past week or so. Orange Footman is only the second record and Heart & Club only the fourth but the micro is a first. I've gone for A. spinosella rather than A. subfusca as it is a month earlier than my records of the latter and the upper wing has less contrast and more strongly defined strigulae.

I've also included a medley of hawks and a prominent here.

Argyresthia spinosella

Orange Footman Eilema sororcula

Heart & Club Agrotis clavis

From the top: 2 Small Elephant Hawk-moths Deilephila porcellus, 2 Privet Hawk-moths Sphinx ligustri, a Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi and an Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus

Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina

Canon Powershot SX50 HS

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