Sunday, 1 July 2018

Moths at Saron

I have been trapping every week and up until last week nothing of particular note but last night I had 59 macro and 9 micro species.

This Burnished Brass was an interesting colour.


I too have had the Waved Carpet and there were three last night.


I think this is a Double-striped Pug and, if so, this is a first for me here.


This one I am struggling to identidf so can someone please advise? Thanks.


I have not had this colouration before for this Bee Moth.



6 comments:

  1. Looks like double stipe pug, they have appeared in my trap at Bancyfforth in the last few nights.
    The dark moth looks to me like a mottled beauty.
    Some of the bee moths have quite a pink flush that shows up nicely against the sage green when fresh.

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  2. Thanks Andy, info much appreciated. I did think it was a drak form of Mottled Beauty so great to get a second opinion!

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  3. That dark one is a Satin Beauty - it doesn't have the angled line outside midwing that characterises Mottled Beauty. Satin Beauty is often very dark, and the relatively closed-winged resting posture is also typical.

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  4. Hoping that I haven't overlooked this one in my own trap. I take note of the wing posture.

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  5. Thanks Sam, much appreciated. Looking now at Manley's British Moths the photo of the Satin Beauty is very similar to the one I had so not sure how I missed this as I do check all the ID books I have. My apologies.

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  6. Glad to see you back in action, Sally. Satin Beauty is a nice catch, I've never had one here.

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