Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Some Good'uns...

Pinion Streaked Snout 7th for VC68

Trachycera advenella

Peach Blossom.

Argyresthia conjugella (?)


Magpie Moth

Paraswammerdamia lutarea nebulella

Lilac Beauty 8th VC68 record

Swallow Tailed Moth

True Lovers Knot. A moorland species on the coast.

Six striped Rustic

Brown Line Bright Eye.

Dun-bar

All of these were in Monday nights catch of 390 moths of 84 species. Some great ones for the garden in this batch...

9 comments:

Matt Burgess said...

Lovely Haul Stewart, a lot there I've never seen. Would love to get a Peach Blossom.........
M

Emma Anderson said...

Another great catch, Stewart. I love the Peach Blossom, the Magpie and the Swallow Tail (especially nice).

Skev said...

Nice one Stewart. Agree with A. conjugella.

When it comes to taxonomic changes, moths make birds look very settled! P. lutarea is now P. nebulella. Just aswell the macros and a lot of micros have vernacular names.

Have you given up on the OFFH Moth List this year?!

Dean said...

Peach Blossom. Your wish came true. Well done Stewart, on that and the others.

abbey meadows said...

The macros are great but the micros are a bit over my head...what the hells a paraswammer%("!?~~|. Some fine moths there Stew.

Warren Baker said...

Hey Stewart,
I know it will spoil the photo's, but could you put something in the frame to indicate the moth sizes ?

:-)

Stewart said...

Skev - The OFFH Moth list is still going, all the ones in my garden pictures should be added but I havent got the time! I think I'll just add a total number...

Dean - Yes, I'm well pleased with that, the Lilac Beauty and the Pinion S Snout, two unexpected species there.

Nigel - Great names eh!Paraswammerdamia indeed!

Warren - Now youre asking, a ruler would ruin the aesthetics! Just imagine...:)

The Wessex Reiver said...

Hi Stewart, I've really enjoyed spooling through the last few months of mothing - what an excellent record you have created for Northumberland. I'll be keeping in touch regularly from now on after my enforced absence. BW Andrew

Stewart said...

Hello again Andrew! Is this another new blogging venture! I must try and keep in touch, good luck with it all...