Thursday, 3 June 2010

Figure of Eighty, Cloaked Minor and some more ????s

Pale Shouldered Brocade?
Marbled Minor
Turnip Moth
Figure of Eighty
Gold Swift?
???#1 micro
Freyer's Pug
Cooler and quieter tonight but a few newbies turned up, problem is this time I can't ID most of them!, the Figure of Eighty is easy enough and the Cloaked Minor I'm pretty sure of but a few of the macros the micro and the Pug are tough ones and I'm not sure about the Gold's not common and it's not Orange so it must be Gold....mustn't it?.
The trap was out from 9:55pm to 3:10am

3 Brimstone
2 Common Swift
1 Gold Swift?(see photo)(NFG)
4 Common Marbled Carpet
1 Green Carpet
1 Broken Barred Carpet
1 Willow Beauty
2 Shuttle Shaped Dart
7 Heart + Dart
1 Marbled Minor
1 Figure of Eighty
6 Rustic Shoulder Knot
3 Light Brown Apple Moth
1 Codling Moth
2 Mottled Pug
1 Common Pug
1 Freyer's Pug(ID thanks Denise)(NFG)
2 Epiblema Cynosbatella
1 ??? micro(poss Clover Case Bearer?)
1 Pale Shouldered Brocade?(NFG)
2 Turnip Moth(NFG)


  1. Hi Ian,

    I think you're good for R S-k. But I think Large Nutmeg rather than Pale Shouldered Brocade. I have had upto 15 in a trap this year in 1 night!.... and the Swift looks like a well marked male Common Swift to me......
    Hope this helps,


    p.s. Little advice available at the moment due to the shear quantity of moths at present......

  2. Ian, Matt,

    Sorry to jump in too late ... The top noctuid is a Clouded Brindle. Agree that the Swift is Common.