Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The rustic season beckons...

I`ve had the trap out in the garden over the last couple of nights, with a fair variety of moths that included privet and eyed hawk-moths (two of latter), as well as many other macros. The latter included my first (of the season) mottled rustic.

                                                             Above: my mottled rustic.
                                   Above: comparative sizes of eyed and privet hawk-moths.

2 comments:

  1. Very nice. Haven't seen either of these Hawks, whether I will or not remains to be seen. I've had the Poplar and the Elephant Hawks. No Rustic either as yet.

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  2. You did well to get them showing all their pretty bits, Ian, nice photo! I had an Eyed Hawk this morning, only the second record here, but the Privet Hawk hasn't appeared for a few years. No reason why you shouldn't get both in due course, Jacqueline, just keep the traps going!

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