Friday, 7 August 2009

3 Lempke's Gold Spots

It turned out to be a little cooler than expected tonight with a clear sky and a bright moon which apparently isn't good if you want to trap moths?, the lethargic calm of the Large Yellow Underwings was nice though and they didn't appear to have disturbed any of the more 'interesting' species so I was more than happy with tonights catch...specially the 3 Lempke's Gold Spot moths which are a new species to my garden and beautiful to behold.
The trap was out from 9:15pm till 3:30am

Tonights Log

17 Large Yellow Underwing

3 Lesser Yellow Underwing

3 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing

9 Common Rustic

7 Riband Wave

4 Willow Beauty

3 Shuttle Shaped Dart

3 Lempke's Gold Spot(see photo above)

2 Dark Arches

1 Flame Shoulder

1 Cloaked Minor

1 Common Wainscot

1 Spectacle

1 Ruby Tiger

1 Iron Prominent

1 Canary Shouldered Thorn

1 Peppered Moth(see photo above)(ID thanks to Dean)


  1. It`s a Peppered Moth, Ian. Not seen one yet, this year.
    Gold Spots are a beautiful species.

  2. Thanks again Dean, that's another name to add to the quickly growing list!! :0)