Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

From the garden trap - 15/07/2008

The garden macro list has continued to grow albeit at a slow pace with relatively few additions over the last couple of years. This year's first new macro was unexpected and not exactly the most inspiring individual!

A knackered Clouded Brindle - first for the garden

Total catch 186 of 72sp.
(125W MV 99 of 55sp., 80W actinic 87 of 39sp.)

First for garden:
Clouded Brindle (Apamea epomidion) 1
First for year in garden:
Argyresthia goedartella 1
Blastobasis adustella 1
Batrachedra praeangusta 1
Acleris holmiana 1
Lobesia abscisana 1
Gold Triangle (Hypsopygia costalis) 1
White Plume Moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla) 1
Lilac Beauty (Apeira syringaria) 1
Scarce Footman (Eilema complana) 1
Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 1
Highest counts:
Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 25
Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) 10
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 10
Eucosma cana 9

Lackey - the larvae of this species can be pretty destructive when feeding en masse in a communal web. I do like the adults though, must try more flash photography like this.

Lilac Beauty - one of the best looking moths. Except when they are completely fucked like this one!

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