20th April 2017

Here are some moths from yesterday most from the trap and a couple were see flying in the garden, with such a mild night last night it has bought out the micro’s. I still have a couple to ID and may be new for garden I have also had a few new for year. I will post others with an update once I can confirm ID. Also had a Common cockchafer which when in full season could mean I have 10-15 in the trap

70.079  [BF 1769] Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica)

70.079 [BF 1769] Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica)

70.226  [BF 1906] Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)

70.226 [BF 1906] Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)

40.008  [BF 0892] Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 [BF 0892] Mompha subbistrigella

74.009  [BF 2423] Oak Nycteoline (Nycteola revayana), These 2 images show nicely how variable this moth is.

74.009 [BF 2423] Oak Nycteoline (Nycteola revayana)74.009 [BF 2423] Oak Nycteoline (Nycteola revayana)

74.004  [BF 2078] Least Black Arches (Nola confusalis) NFY

74.004 [BF 2078] Least Black Arches (Nola confusalis)

72.022  [BF 2063] Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica)

72.022 [BF 2063] Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica)72.022 [BF 2063] Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica)

70.142  [BF 1858] V-Pug (Chloroclystis v-ata)

70.142 [BF 1858] V-Pug (Chloroclystis v-ata)

70.257  [BF 1936] Waved Umber (Menophra abruptaria) NFY

70.257 [BF 1936] Waved Umber (Menophra abruptaria)

44.001  [B&F 1288] Twenty-plume Moth (Alucita hexadactyla) NFY

44.001 [B&F 1288] Twenty-plume Moth (Alucita hexadactyla)

28.019  [BF 0649] Esperia sulphurella, Such a stunning little moth

28.019 [BF 0649] Esperia sulphurella

28.019 [BF 0649] Esperia sulphurella

28.019 [BF 0649] Esperia sulphurella

Common cockchafer – Melolontha melolontha such a bruiser

Common cockchafer - Melolontha melolontha

Off out with the moth group tonight and will put my trap out again so will post anything new tomorrow if I get time and of for Sand lizards on Sunday.April

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