Friday 24 July 2015

Broughton 22Jul15

Again using our 8W Actinic at Broughton overnight we caught about 60 moths of 32 species.

Highlights were Aspilapterix tringinipella, Acrobasis suavella, Udea prunalis, query Bryotropha sp (see photo), Lackey, Peach Blossom, 3 Garden Tiger, Dingy Footman, Scarce Footman, Elephant Hawkmoth, White-line Dart, query Light Feathered Rustic (? see photo), Dot moth, Small Angle Shades.

I'm thinking Bryotropha terrella for the micro, and leaning towards a worn Light Feathered Rustic on the two queries we have.

Cheers, Mike & Emma


  1. Light Feathered Rustic looks good to me; very nice. The B Terrrella looks possible but I wouldn't like to say for sure!

  2. Cheers Chris, that backs up what we felt!


  3. Seems late for LFR to me and I'm wondering if this might be an odd looking Sand Dart ... I'll have another ponder, but if anyone else has any thoughts? Certainly an odd-looking thing!

  4. I'm glad its got you wondering Barry too, it was my first instinct, but then changed my mind cos of the absence of the dart! Emma disagreed with me and voted for LFS! Could it be that it is a pale / worn late LFS?

  5. Yes it's possible, but the lack of grey tones, lack of a median fascia, elongate wings and whitish dots distally from the post-median line all suggest SD to me. There are examples of SD that don't show a dart, but not an easy one.