Thursday, 9 May 2013

A nice mixed bag

The dominance at the trap of the Orthosia's is slowly waning and giving way to a more varied catch, the recent highlights including: Least Black Arches, Agonopterix purpurea, V-Pug and Scorched Carpet.

Least Black Arches (Nola confusalis)

Agonopterix purpurea

V-Pug (Chloroclystis v-ata)

Scorched Carpet (Ligdia adustata)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Catching up with absent friends

Given last year was pretty dismal at the garden trap, there were many moths I would have expected that simply didn't show, thankfully some of these have already put in an appearance this year, including these two, Streamer and Powdered Quaker.

Streamer (Anticlea derivata)

Powdered Quaker (Orthosia gracilis)

Other recent additions to the garden year list include Agonopterix arenella and Alucita hexadactyla

Agonopterix arenella

Alucita hexadactyla