The first two days have been spent starting the long journey of filling the gaps on the species pages and with so many new ones this summer the word “bored” will not be heard in this household over the coming colder periods that is autumn and winter but will be more a case of “tempus fugit”.
Last night was one of those special evenings when the ambient temperature possibly stayed at 18˚c which was a perfect ambient to get those moths out to play.
I,m not 100% sure but it is possible I have another 5 species pages to write as a result and once again the surprise of a while ago came up again with another Beautiful Yellow Underwing gracing the trap so now I have a photo showing the yellow underwing much to my delight after trying so long.
So with new moths new and old I hope you enjoy a few of the photos from my blog and as you can see I didnt have time to go out anyway
First of the moths was my second Pebble Hook-tip of the season which is clearly a second brood individual and possibly has something to do with that massive oak tree are the rear of the estate.
A stunning member of the Drepanidae or Hook-tips it is one of the two species that visit the trap,so another six species still to go!!!
Something is saying Scoparia basistrigalis but I do need assuring.
I have been watching this Swallow Prominent on and off during the day on the house wall and thought it to be just a worn individual.
I still do but what has worn it so symmetrically? Surely not an ab.