Thursday, 18 June 2015

Moth numbers rising rapidly

My garden moth trap on Tuesday night captured 170 moths, by far the largest total so far this year - 121 macros of 43 species and 49 micros of approx. 20 species (I am still working my way through the micros).
New for the year included a splendid Privet Hawk-moth, along with Figure of Eighty (2), Maiden's Blush (1), Riband Wave (2), Mottled Beauty (1), Clouded Silver (2), Common Footman (2), Shoulder-striped Wainscot (1), Uncertain (1), Burnished Brass (1) and Beautiful Hook-tip (2).
Inevitably, there were a few tatty pugs (I never seem to get any pristine ones) that are difficult if not impossible to identify, but I thought the one below might definitely be a Common Pug?

I also had a very worn carpet. Any suggestions as to what it might be?

Finally, am I correct in thinking that the micro below is Anania fuscalis?

I have some other micros that I need help with, but I shall save them for a later post.
Steve Trigg, Cookham


  1. Hello Steve, Common Pug and Opsibotys (now Anania) fuscalis are good, the other one is a Yellow-barred Brindle.

  2. Thanks Dave. Now that you have said Yellow-barred Brindle, I can recognise it.


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