9 July 2014

Proto garden moth list

I'm not one for keeping lists, but while learning about moths and doing so much moth trapping, I thought I'd start a garden moth list. I'm still adding many common species, and over the last few weeks I've added a few more species and also trapped some beautiful mid-summer species, including.

1 Waved Black Parascotia fuliginaria, 6 July - nationally scarce (Nb)
1 Pied Grey Eudonia delunella, 5 July - a nationally scarce micro (Nb)
1 Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata, 6 July
1 Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata, 6 June
1 Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria, 7 July
1 Rough-winged Conch Phtheochroa rugosana, 6 June
1 Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria, 6 July
1 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata, 5 July

I find that I remember the key identification features better if I photograph them, so here's a few pics from the last few week's mothing at home.

Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata, 6 July

Waved Black Parascotia fuliginaria, 6 July (Nationally Scarce B)

Pied Grey Eudonia delunella, 5 July - a scarce woodland species (Nationally Scarce B)

Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata, 6 June. First recorded in Britain in 1984 in West Sussex, this species has become established
in parts of southern England.

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata

Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria, 6 July

Peppered Moth Biston betularia, 6 July

Rough-winged Conch Phtheochroa rugosana, 6 June - a local woodland specialist, found mainly in southern England

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your comments and excellent photos. I wish Americans were more enthusiastic about moths...Thanks.

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