Wednesday, 19 May 2010

It was still 14c at 3am! well do you think I did?

Pyrausta Aurata
Poplar Hawk
Lime Hawk
Argyresthia trifasciata

Tinea trinotella
Ocherous Pug
Eyed Hawk
Small Fan Foot
Green Carpet

Mottled Pug

Bee Moth(female)

Bee Moth(male)

Agnopterix arenella

Esperia Sulphella

Pale Prominent
It was like that know the one...where there are so many moths you can't cope, every time you get one in the net two more appear before you've had time to pot have to keep nipping inside to take photos because you keep running out of pots...etc....
It started well and it got better with the temperature only dropping one degree in 6 hours....I won't waffle any more just look at the photos and the list(though it has to be said I failed to get any photos of a few a I got such bad photos of 3 micros they are impossible to ID so the list should be bigger but it was too hectic to keep up with everything). The Lime Hawk was very worn and looked a bit 'scary' because of it but the other 2 Hawks looked very fresh

The trap was out from 9:30pm till 3:15am

8 Light Brown Apple Moth
4 Waved Umber
5 Pale Tussock
4 Common Pug
5 Mottled Pug
3 Brindled Pug
1 Ocherous Pug(ID thanks Ben)
1 Grey/Dark Dagger
1 Green Carpet(NFY)
2 Common Carpet(NFY)
1 Common Marbled Carpet(NFY)(no photo)
1 Spruce Carpet(NFY)
5 Bee Moth(NFY)
1 Lime Hawk(NFG)
1 Poplar Hawk(NFY)
1 Eyed Hawk(NFG)
1 Early Grey
2 Brimstone(NFY)
3 Twenty Plume
2 Brown House Moth
1 Bright-line Brown-eye
3 Rustic Shoulder Knot
1 Scalloped Hazel
1 E. Monodactyla
3 Micropterix Calthella
1 Shuttle Shaped Dart
1 Epiblema Cynosbastella
1 Pyrausta Aurata(NFY)
1 Esperia Sulphella(NFG)
1 Pale Prominent(NFY)
1 Mother Of Pearl(NFY)(no photo!)
1 Tinea trinotella(ID thanks Ben)
1 Argyresthia trifasciata(ID thanks Skev)
1 Agonopterix arenella(ID thanks Matt)
1 Small Fan-Foot(NFG)


  1. Yes Ian, record temperatures last night, 16c at 11pm for example here.
    So many Moths that they all came at once and as a result have not had time to get a final tally, upload pictures etc! yes I must have managed about 40 too, combining Garden and Woodland though!

  2. Hi Ian,

    Your Agonopterix looks like arenella to me. Check it on UK Moths.....


  3. Agree with Matt on that


    ???#1 micro is (Tinea trinotella) I think.
    ???#2 Pug (Ocherous Pug), with the down slanting wings, well done!
    ????? (Small Fan-foot)
    ??#1 Pug (Mottled Pug)

    Hope that helps matey.

  4. Ian - ???#2 micro is Argyresthia trifasciata

  5. Thanks guys....I avoided the micros/pugs last year so it's going to be a steep learning curve this year.