Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Couple of actinic nights

We've used the actinic bulb the last couple of nights in Wolvercote, Oxon, and have had OK catches -- rather down in numbers, but some nice individuals, including the rather magnificent Leopard Moth below (not a species we've had very often - in fact, just the once, on the same date exactly two years ago), and a Scarce Footman, also not that frequent in our garden.

Inevitably a few mysteries, too: namely, a couple of similar-looking micros, but not, I'd say, the same species; and the inevitable pug, which may easily turn out just to be a Common Pug... As ever, all help with identification very welcome.

Steve and Xander Goddard

Leopard Moth, 13/7/15

Scarce Footman, 13/7/15

Unknown micro, 12/7/15

Unknown micro, 13/7/15

Unknown pug, 12/7/15


  1. They are the same species: Rhopobota naevana. I'll pass on the Pug.

  2. Thanks, Peter: that species is something of a blind spot for me.


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