Monday, 29 August 2016

Brimstone Moth and Marbled Green

Brimstone Moth, Opisthograptis luteolata
On Thursday Philip & Seppi arrived from Bavaria after an interesting and long drive. They rested up on Friday and we wandered along the beach front to the pier then ended up at the very agreeable Tap & Barrel, incorporating the Littlehampton Brewery. Excellent beers and ambience, including a choice of 4 non-alcoholic beers for Seppi. Highly recommended.
  I found several new moth species among the nine by the outside lights: Double-Striped Pug, Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer, Flounced Rustic, Light Brown Apple Moth, Marbled Green, Rush Veneer, Rusty Dot Pearl, Square-Spot Rustic, Willow Beauty.
 On arriving back from dinner at Jackie's on Saturday we found a beautiful Brimstone Moth in the hallway.
  My Mill Hill transect on Sunday morning yielded the following: Clouded Yellow, Small White 2, Common Blue 5, Chalk Hill Blue 1, Adonis Blue 49, Red Admiral 2, Meadow Brown 43, Small Heath 8, moths: Common Carpet, Straw-barred Pearl.
 Today (Monday), we saw three yachts out to sea, an uncommon sight. Last night the usual moths crowed round the balcony light plus a new one called The Clay.
with Philip
Flowering Tobacco, Nicotiana sylvestris
Littlehampton beach
The pier
Carabid beetle, Bradycellus verbasci
Willow Beauty, Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Square-Spot Rustic, Xestia xanthographa
Marbled Green, Cryphia muralis
Moth Fly, Psychodid species
Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana
Rusty Dot Pearl, Udea ferrugalis
Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella
Flounced Rustic, Luperina testacea
Double-striped Pug, Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer, Agriphila geniculea
August 27th:
Brimstone Moth underside, Opisthograptis luteolata
underside of Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella
Mill Hill, August 28:
Adonis Blue, Polyommatus bellargus

Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella
The Clay, Mythimna ferrago

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