Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Red Underwing and Spindle Knot-horn

Red Underwing, Catocala nupta
Among about 30 moth species on the balcony August 24 to September 1 were: Dusky Thorn, Barred Marble, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Cypress Pug, Dark Ash Bud Moth, Large Yellow Underwing, Red Underwing, Small Blood-vein, Spindle Knot-horn (a new one), Straw Underwing and Vapourer. Also a pair of mating flies in the moth trap and 2 caddisfly species. I spotted a larva on the geraniums which I believe is a Beautiful Plume larva (6mm long). I was about to deadhead a flower when I saw it crawling down the flower stalk.

Dusky Thorn, Ennomos fuscantaria

Dusky Thorn, Ennomos fuscantaria

Dusky Thorn, Ennomos fuscantaria

Dusky Thorn, Ennomos fuscantaria

Barred Marble, Celypha striana

Beautiful Plume larva 6mm, Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 

Blastobasis species

Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella

unidentified caddisfly

Caddisfly, Glyphotaelius pellucidus 

Canary-shouldered Thorn, Ennomos alniaria 

Common Grass-veneer, Agriphila tristella

Common Plume, Emmelina monodactyla 

Cypress Pug, Eupithecia phoeniceata 

Dark Ash Bud Moth, Prays ruficeps

Double-striped Pug, Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 

Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer, Agriphila geniculea

Flounced Rustic, Luperina testacea

unidentified flies mating

Large Yellow Underwing, Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing, Noctua pronuba

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana

Ox-tongue Conch, Cochylis molliculana 

Rosy Tabby, Endotricha flammealis

Setaceous Hebrew Character, Xestia c-nigrum

Silver Y, Autographa gamma 

Small Blood-vein, Scopula imitaria

Spindle Knot-horn, Nephopterix angustella 

Square-spot Rustic, Xestia xanthographa 

Straw Underwing, Thalpophila matura

Vapourer, Orgyia antiqua 

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