Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Toy Box!

Poplar Hawkmoth

Elephant Hawkmoth



Flame Shoulder

Rustic Shoulder Knot


Warm last night, 12 degrees at 5am.

Not many moths but a fantastic haul all the same. For me anyway...The trap looked like a cross between the box of Xmas decorations and a Box of Thorntons Continental!

0672 Parsnip Moth 1
0697 Agonopterix arenella 1
1643 Emperor Moth 1 female laying eggs all *
1728 Garden Carpet 1
1738 Common Carpet 1
1747 Streamer 1 new.
1750 Water Carpet 1
1759 Small Phoenix 1
1902 Brown Silver-line 2
1920 Scalloped Hazel 3
1981 Poplar Hawkmoth 1 new for garden
1991 Elephant Hawkmoth 1 new for garden
2063 Muslin Moth 1
2078 Least Black Arches 1
2102 Flame Shoulder 1 new
2123 Small Square Spot 2
2187 Common Quaker 2
2188 Clouded Drab 1
2190 Hebrew Character 1
2334 Rustic shoulder Knot 1 new
2450 Spectacle 1 new for garden

Plus this pug ? any advice??

27 moths of 22 species


Emma Anderson said...

An Elephant Hawkmoth! It's great, Stewart. I hope they're still around when my trap arrives, which should be soon. Excellent collection altogether.

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Ipin said...

Thems proper moths them are! Deeply jealous, we caught five moths of four species last nigh.....

You're right though - I never thought it would be, but mothing is fun, I should've had a net out at Druridge tonight.

Tom Tams said...

Looks good for Brindled Pug Stew

Skev said...

Well worth hanging on to those Emperor eggs Stewart. The larvae are fantastic and change dramatically through the instars. Should be easy to rear - I've got a load on sallow at the moment. If you are successful you can use a virgin female next spring to attract a superb day-flying male.

Anonymous said...

Some cracking species there, Stewart.
Very envious of the Emperor.

Brian R said...

Great set of moths, and top grade photos. A new camera ?

Bennyboymothman said...

Hi there, very envious of your Emperor! well done.
I'd have that down as Oak-tree Pug, the rounded wing-tips and small dash on the wings signifies this species.

Alan Tilmouth said...

Wow, absolute belters.

Stewart said...

Thanks all. Brian same old camera , a lumix, just good light!

Ben, I'll look again at the pug now...