Sunday, 30 August 2015

Lots of rustics

We spent a week away in Devon this month (and came across Rosy and Four-spotted Footmen there, which were nice), so haven't posted in a while, but here are a few recent records from Wolvercote, Oxon, to be followed by some queries. Autumn has pretty clearly kicked in, not least in that, Large Yellow Underwings aside, most macros we get seem to have the word 'rustic' somewhere in their name. Below are a few exceptions: a Dark Spinach (a garden first for us) from 27th August; a Feathered Gothic from the same date; what I think was a Dusky Thorn from 14th August; a suspected Agonopterix yeatiana from 28th August; and a Swallow Prominent from 14th August. As I say, we're not wholly certain if the Dusky Thorn and the Agonopterix, so if it's possible to confirm them, we'd be grateful.

Steve and Xander Goddard

Dark Spinach, 27/8/15

Feathered Gothic, 27/8/15

Presumed Dusky Thorn, 14/8/15

Presumed Agonopterix yeatiana, 28/8/15

Swallow Prominent, 14/8/15


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