Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Small Ranunculus, Lobster Moth, Varied Coronet, Shore and Shoulder-striped Wainscot.

Lobster Moth, Stauropus fagi

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During the period 21-27 June 36 moth species visited our Littlehampton balcony. These included 5 new species: Small Ranunculus, Lobster Moth, Varied Coronet, Shore and Shoulder-striped Wainscot. A Lime Hawk-moth laid eggs on an egg box!... Also 2 Caddisfly species appeared including a new one, Limnephilus affinis. Every day 40 to 50 Heart and Darts invade the moth trap and the Chafers are increasing in numbers.

Hopefully these are the last of the rubbish photos as I have just bought a new light attachment (called a Light Guide) for my Olympus Tough TG4. This camera and my Galaxy phone will be my photographic tools until Nikon provide the spare parts to my repairer (2022?).

Barred Marble, Celypha striana

Bright-line Brown-eye, Lacanobia oleracea

Brimstone Moth, Opisthograptis luteolata

Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Buff Ermine, Spilosoma lutea

Cabbage Moth, Mamestra brassicae

Caddisfly, Limnephilus affinis

Caddisfly, Limnephilus marmoratus

chafer, Amphimallon fallenii

Common Marbled Carpet, Dysstroma truncata

Common Wainscot, Mythimna pallens

Dark Arches, Apamea monoglypha

Delicate, Mythimna vitellina

Figure of Eighty, Tethea ocularis

Foxgloves, Digitalis purpurea

Garden Carpet, Xanthorhoe fluctuata

Garden Grass-veneer, Chrysoteuchia culmella

Garden Pebble, Evergestis forficalis

view while metal detecting

detecting a field

Heart and Club, Agrotis clavis 

Heart and Darts

Heart and Dart, Agrotis exclamationis

Large Yellow Underwing, Noctua pronuba

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana

Lime Hawk-moth eggs

Lime Hawk-moth, Mimas tiliae 

Lime Hawk-moth

Lime-speck Pug, Eupithecia centaureata

Littlehampton sunset

Lobster Moth, Stauropus fagi

Lobster Moth

Marbled Minor agg., Oligia strigilis agg.

Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina, seen while detecting

Pale Mottled Willow, Caradrina clavipalpis

Pale Prominent, Pterostoma palpina

Peppered Moth, Biston betularia

Poplar Grey, Subacronicta megacephala

Privet Hawk-moth, Sphinx ligustri

Privet Hawk-moth

Privet Hawk-moth

Privet Hawk-moth

Red-legged Shieldbug, final instar nymph, Pentatoma rufipes,
seen while detecting

Riband Wave, Idaea aversata ab remutata

Shore Wainscot, Mythimna litoralis

Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Leucania comma

Silver Y, Autographa gamma

Small Dusty Wave, Idaea seriata

Small Ranunculus, Hecatera dysodea

The Uncertain, Hoplodrina octogenaria

Varied Coronet, Hadena compta

Vine's Rustic, Hoplodrina ambigua

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