Saturday, 20 July 2013

Moth time

Saturday 20 July 2013
Warmer evenings and the moths have arrived in numbers. Prompted by other people's reports I put the Skinner Trap out for the last few nights. As a novice I only tend to look at the big easy ones, but there were hundreds of micros in the trap most of which fly off when I start poking about in the egg cartons. So of more interest to me are the ones I can identify and these have been in abundance recently.
Last night there were nine Privet Poplar Hawkmoths, Eyed-Hawkmoth, three Elephant Hawkmoths and a single Lesser Elephant Hawkmoth  and many others - some shown below.

Garden Tiger Moth at rest

 head on
wings displayed
 Leopard Moth
 Poplar Hawkmoth

 Privet Hawkmoth

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