Hi, been a bit remiss on the moth front lately, anyway here are some examples from the last couple of weeks with a few very exciting finds and certainly new for garden. Trap was out on Friday and had 65 species a record for me for this time of year. I was also out with the moth group on Friday with 6 lamps we had 119 species of moth between us.
70.036 [BF 1680] Maiden’s Blush (Cyclophora punctaria) – Local
69.003 [BF 1981] Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) First Hawk Moth species of the year I have also now had Eyed and lime pictures are rubbish so have not put on here
70.029 [BF 1682] Blood-Vein (Timandra comae)
70.224 [BF 1904] Scorched Wing (Plagodis dolabraria) – Local
73.052 [BF 2216] Shark (Cucullia umbratica)
65.013 [BF 1657] Common Lutestring (Ochropacha duplaris) – NFG
73.039 [BF 2279] Sycamore (Acronicta aceris) – Local. The larvae which I have yet to find is an incredible looking caterpiller
70.283 [BF 1961] Light Emerald (Campaea margaritaria)
49.166 [BF 1076] Celypha lacunana
62.047 [BF 1461] Assara terebrella – NFG & Nationally Scarce (Na)
10.001 [BF 0123] Tischeria ekebladella – NFG
70.114 [BF 1876] Small Yellow Wave (Hydrelia flammeolaria)
70.050 [BF 1721] Balsam Carpet (Xanthorhoe biriviata) – NFG, uncommon and In Hampshire first reported at Wherwell in 1964 the larvae which feeds on Orange Balsam is an attractive but non native plant. If you know where there is any plant growing in Hampshire please let me know.
Trap will go out again tonight