Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Blair's Feathered Chestnut...

Feathered Thorn
Blair's Shoulder Knot 
Dark Chestnut

The catch on 4th October was quite good with a few new species...

Epirrita species (Epirrita sp.) 1 NFY
1767 Pine Carpet (Thera firmata) 1
1923 Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) 1 New
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 3
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 2
2240 Blair's Shoulder-knot (Lithophane leautieri) 1 NFY
2245 Green-brindled Crescent (Allophyes oxyacanthae) 1
2259 Dark Chestnut (Conistra ligula) 1 New. A difficult one to id but I have had confirmation from Tom and Skev...I catch a few Chestnuts but this one looked different. The flat trailing edge and pointed corners is a good id feature of Dark Chestnut. See the image of Chestnut from a few days ago. It had a much rounder forewing. Dark Chestnut is a scarce species up here.
2264 Yellow-line Quaker (Agrochola macilenta) 2
2266 Brown-spot Pinion (Agrochola litura) 2
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 2
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 3
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 3
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 1

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