Monday, 4 July 2011

Nitten Field, Mewslade

Nothing as exciting as Adam's catch the other night but a few migrants were in the traps this morning with ~50 Diamond-back Moths, 7 Rusty-dot Pearls, 3 Dark Sword-grass, 3 Small Mottled Willows and a lone Silver Y. Resident species of note included Monochroa cytisella, Eucosma obumbratana, July Belle, Plain Pug, Brussels Lace, 8 Crescent Dart, Northern Rustic, Marbled Coronet, L-album Wainscot, and a Crescent Striped. (Hope to post a few pics later if time permits).
Eucosma obumbratana 5th VCR
Udea ferrugalis 914th VCR!
Lackey - I've never seen one like this before

Northern Rustic 'a la carton' as they always seem to start vibrating as soon as disturbed
Crescent Striped seem to lose their scales by default, but they are quite distinctive nonetheless retaining their characteristic features. The two small white dots a little way behind the thorax are always a good starting point I find., plus it's bigger than the similar brocades. 5th VCR

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