Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A better night

Reasonably mild and damp in my garden last night, without any fog, so I was pleased to get 29 moths of 18 different species. Migrants were limited to 1 Angle Shades and 1 Rush Veneer.
There were a few new ones for the year as well - Sprawler (1), Large Wainscot (1 - many thanks Martin Wainwright for sending one down), Dark Chestnut (1) and what I think is a rather faded Yellow-line Quaker based on the black dot near the wing base - photo below.

Here is my Dark Chestnut -

Finally, the moth below I have decided is a Feathered Thorn, but I was thrown a bit by the fact that the usual whitish spot near the wing tip is missing.

Steve Trigg, Cookham


  1. Hi Steve, yes, those three are all correct. Feathered Thorns do vary quite a bit but they shouldn't be confused with anything else at this time of year.

  2. Steve
    I don't think it is particularly unusual for the white spots to be missing.
    I had a specimen last week where not only were the white spots missing, but the two cross lines were also missing.


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