Sunday, 27 June 2010

A few more newbies and a treat

Short-cloaked Moth

Dingy Footman

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet
I got my first ever Short-cloaked Moth last night....well my first 4 of them in fact as well as the first Dingy Footman.
 I attended the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Amateur Entomologists Society summer show at Shipley country park today and on the way home we stopped at a site near West Hallam which had about 30 Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet moths flying around, I managed to catch one and I saw quite a few other assorted moths flying around so I will have to go back there and do some 'serious' running around like an idiot waving a net!.


  1. Hi Ian,

    Having looked at your micros for 22nd June I now think Scoparia ambigualis is 1338 Dipleurina lacustrata. Have a look and see what you think? They are all extremely similar, especially when they fade!



  2. Wow!, thanks Matt....I'd given up looking and accepted that it was S ambigualis but Dipleurina lacustrata is definately right and I've had a few more of them since.