As usual I've managed to get behind with my ID's and records, a testament to how the mothing has improved recently. I've had to stop trapping the last couple of nights just so that I could work my way through all the photos that I've accumulated, trying to ID them all. Since my last post there have too many NFY to mention but of the NFG I've had there has been: Privet Hawkmoth, Beautiful China Mark, Small Elephant Hawkmoth, Ghost Moth and The Sycamore. I also managed my highest ever catch of moths in my central Oxford garden, coming in at 116, of which 38 were Scarlet Tigers! The fact that this record is actually rather low is because of my urban location, my Actinic bulb and my cobbled-together home-made trap.
A usual I've got quite a few micros which I need assistance with though it's possible that they're too worn for ID.
|Ancylis upupana is the closest match though that's supposed to be rare|
|A rather plain Cherry Bark Tortrix?|
|Can't seem to find this well-marked specimen|
|sorry about the angle on this one!|
I've also got a couple of grass moths left over from about a month ago that I found in Burgess Field NR by Port Meadow. I'm pretty sure of the first one but need confirmation on the second.
|...from another angle|