Friday, 2 May 2014

IDs please

Not much in the trap at all but I did find the first moth pictured lurking in the grass. Maybe a Dark Sword Grass?

 On the subject of migrants I had one last October that someone suggested was a White Point. Could someone confirm - it looks similar to the much more common Clay.

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford


  1. I'd go for Shuttle-shape Dart Mark, but my IDs are by no means flawless... Sorry I'm not up to helping with the second one. I wonder if being up on a hill makes a difference in terms of moth trapping. Or the son et lumbered of opera...

  2. The top one is definitely Shuttle-shaped Dart. The lower one from last Autumn is a bit faded but I don't see what it could be other than White-point - a nice catch!

  3. Sorry Mark I wrote 'son-et-lumiere' but my computer doesn't speak French and changed it 'lumbered'. Mind you that might be appropriate for some opera. The fat lady sings etc

  4. thanks everyone! much appreciated.


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