Sunday, 13 March 2016

A warmer night brought more moths...

It was noticeably warmer last night (12/3) and this was reflected in the larger number of moths in my garden traps (two actinics). I had planned to additionally trap in local woodland - indeed, two traps were ready in my car - but I changed my mind at the last moment and took the easier option of garden trapping.
I had 13 species of moth: Hebrew character (7), common quaker (5), satellite, early grey, engrailed, March moth (3), dotted border, small quaker (2), chestnut (4), clouded drab (5), oak nycteoline, a pug - believed to be brindled pug (see photo below) and an Agonopterix, believed to be yeatiana (again see photo).

                                     Above: a satellite with an orange `planet` and `moons`.
                          Above: a fresh-looking early grey. Note the slight pinky suffusion.
Above: oak nycteoline. This time, I remembered this species and did not try to identify this `tort`!
                   Above: is this a brindled pug f. hirschkei? (see Chris Manley`s book, p231).
           Above: Agonopterix yeatiana? (said to be a mostly coastal umbellifer feeder).

Any comments/corrections re the pug and the Agonopterix will be welcomed. Thanks.

2 comments:

  1. Looks good for A. yeatiana, Ian. I've been staring at Agonopterixes and illustrations of them all morning!

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  2. Fairly confident of your Brindled Pug, too.

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