5 June 2016

Poplar Kitten: 4/5 June

A few moths at the light at home last night:

1 Poplar Kitten Furcula bifida - first record for home of this beautiful species.
1 Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata
1 Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria
2 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata
2 Common Wave Cabera exanthemata
1 Riband Wave Idaea aversata (ab. remutata)
6 Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata
1 Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg.
109 Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella
1 Many-plumed Moth Alucita hexadactyla
1 Yellow-spot Tortrix Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
1 Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha
1 Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana

Poplar Kitten Furcula bifida, Worcester Park, 5 June 2016 - note the broad black border to the outer edge of the central cross-band
and less wavy edge compared to Sallow Kitten.

Also attracted to the light was a Vine Weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus.

Vine Weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus, Worcester Park, 5 June 2016

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