Sunday, June 13, 2010

Big Catch...

Hello all,


No posts last week as I have been away on holiday to the Ardnamurchan peninsula, SW Highlands. I did a bit of mothing but I'll post what I had later...

I see there have been some big catches while I have been away, so I couldnt wait to get the trap on in the garden last night. I had a record catch with enough carpets to do the hall, stairs and landing!

0017 Common Swift 4
0246 Tinea semifulvetta 1 new
000? Ancylis badiana 1
0464 Diamond Backed Moth 1
1076 Celypha lacunana 5
1376 Small Magpie 7
1428 Bee Moth 1 new
1727 Silver Ground Carpet 35
1728 Garden Carpet 2
1738 Common Carpet 3
1769 Spruce Carpet 1 nfy
1776 Green Carpet 9 nfy
1764 Common Marbled Carpet 1 nfy
1802 Rivulet 2
1817 Foxglove Pug 1
1834 Common Pug 7
1837 Grey Pug 1 new
1902 Brown Silver-line 3
1906 Brimstone 9
1918 Lunar Thorn 3
1981 Poplar Hawkmoth 2
2060 White Ermine 14
2061 Buff Ermine 4
2089 Heart and Dart 4
2102 Flame Shoulder 1
2123 Small Square Spot 15
2147 Shears 1
2158 Pale shouldered Brocade 3
2160 Bright Line, Brown Eye 1
2166 Campion 1 new
2173 Lychnis 1
2199 Common Wainscot 1 nfy
2289 Knot Grass 1 new
2302 Brown Rustic 2
2326 Clouded Borered Brindle 3
2334 Rustic shoulder Knot 19
2337x Marbled Minor agg 2 new
2387 Mottled Rustic 3 new
2441 Silver Y 1 nfy
2450 Spectacle 2

Unidentified due to wear 2
























From the top left - Tinea semifulvetta, Bee Moth, Common Marbled Carpet, Green Carpet, Campion, Common Wainscot, Knot Grass and Mottled Rustic.


Total 182 moths of 40 species a record on both counts!

2 comments:

alan tilmouth said...

Tremendous, and I think your shots have just confirmed the two ID queries I've posted on the forum, cheers.

Emma Anderson said...

What a collection, Stewart, and some excellent catches.