Thursday, July 08, 2010

Its Dark, its monstrous...

Dark Sword Grass.

Dark Spectacle.

Barred Red.

Lempke's Gold Spot, top, compared with Gold Spot from last year.


A monster catch for me last night with 336 moths of 80 species crammed into the trap.

New for the list were -

Mother of Pearl 1 NFY
Dark Spectacle 1 new
Dark Sword Grass 1 new
Lempke's Gold Spot 1 new
Barred Red 1 NFY
Rustic 1 new
Common Rustic agg 1 NFY

plus 2 micro's to be identified.

Best of the rest -

July Belle 2
Twin Spot Carpet 1
Sandy Carpet 3
Buff Arches 1 my second
Snout 17
Double Square Spot 21
Poplar Hawkmoth 4
Flame 3
Dark / Grey Dagger 1
Purple Clay 1
Spectacle 7
Barred Straw 18
Garden Tiger 2
Antler 1
Coxcomb Prominent 1
Ingrailed Clay 1
Burnished Brass 3


Skev said...

Excellent catch! Could do with seeing Lempke's down here (or anywhere for that matter).

Wilma said...

Gorgeous catch and terrific illustration of the 2 gold spots.

Anonymous said...

Well done on the new ones Stewart. The differences between the 2 Gold Spots are pretty clear when seen together like that.

Alastair said...

The photos and labelling for the Lempke's is really useful, confirms mine as Gold Spot. Presume that the published advice that Lempke's is duller and that id to confirm requires genital disection is now outdated?

I'm really struggling to manage the micros as well now that I'm actually catching more than one or two species, your photos are very useful and encourage me to have another go at them.