Sunday, 30 March 2014

Of fire and...

...Brimstone Moth.

The earliest I've recorded this, in my back garden last night.

Brimstone close-up

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Into second 'gear'

Or in other words, the second Pinion species of the year attracted to the garden trap: Tawny Pinion.

Had a rather dark example of Pale Pinion the same night so was able to get comparison shots too.

Tawny Pinion (Lithophane semibrunnea)

Tawny Pinion (Lithophane semibrunnea) and Pale Pinion (L. hepatica)

Monday, 10 March 2014

Springing into action

The last week has seen a steady stream of spring species to the garden trap, thanks to the mild weather. Including one for which I had a 'gap' year in 2013, Oak Beauty.

Oak Beauty (Biston strataria)

Twin-spotted Quaker

Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda)

Pale Pinion

Pale Pinion (Lithophane hepatica)

Double-striped Pug

Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)