Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Moths May Eighth

A modest catch Small Magpie, Brown Rustic, Brimstone and Small Angle Shades new for the year. The Brown Rustic may well be the earliest Northumberland record to date; it pans the website earliest date
by 11 days but with so much early this year there could well be others even earlier that I'm unaware of.
Flame Carpet was new for the garden though of the two trapped only the tatty one behaved for pictures, typical.
 Flame Carpet
 Brown Rustic
Small Angle Shades

Full Catch:

Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
Ecliptopera silaceata Small Phoenix 3
Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone 1
Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 2
Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 3
Euplexia lucipara Small Angle Shades 1
Eupithecia dodoneata Oak Tree Pug 1
Agrotis exclamationis Heart & Dart 2
Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4
Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 1
Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 2
Rusina ferruginea Brown Rustic 1
Xanthorhoe designata Flame Carpet 2

14 species 25 moths

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