17 September 2014

Still too cold for moths

Continuing low night-time temperatures and moonlit nights have kept moth numbers and diversity low at the light. Highlights from the last couple of weeks have been:

Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa - 1 on 11/12 September
Orange Sallow Xanthia citrago - 1 on 10/11 September
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa - 1 on 4/5 September
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea - 1 on 10/11 September
Cypress Pug Eupithecia phoeniceata - 1 on 9 September
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes - 1 on 11/12 September
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea - 1 on 11/12 September
Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis - 1 on 11/12 September
Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria - 3 on 4/5 September

Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa, 12 September

Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa, 5 September

Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea, 11 September - the orange restricted to the rear of the underside of the inner hindwing is
apparently a reliable feature to separate from the very similar Svensson's Copper Underwing Amphipyra berbera

Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes, 12 September

Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis, 12 September

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