Tuesday 17 September 2019

Littlehampton moths

Red Underwing, Catocala nupta
We've had many moths visit our balcony since the amazing Clifden Nonpareil on 1st September. New species were a Delicate (Mythimna vitellina), a Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner (Cameraria ohridella) plus Red Underwings on 14th & 17th. I found the rascal eating our geranium leaves - a Cabbage Moth larva. The Poplar Hawk-moth larvae are still growing though diminished in number - I counted just 5 yesterday.
August Thorn, Ennomos quercinaria

Bright-line Brown-eye, Lacanobia oleracea

Cabbage Moth larva, Mamestra brassicae on geranium

Cabbage Moth, Mamestra brassicae

Common Plume, Emmelina monodactyla

Delicate, Mythimna vitellina

Double-striped Pug, Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer, Agriphila geniculea

Flounced Rustic, Luperina testacea

Garden Carpet, Xanthorhoe fluctuata

Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner, Cameraria ohridella

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana

Marbled Beauty, Bryophila domestica

Narrow-winged Grey, Eudonia angustea

Pale Mottled Willow, Caradrina clavipalpis

Poplar Hawk-moth larva, Laothoe populi 18 days

Red Underwing, Catocala nupta

Red Underwing underside

Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella

Shuttle-Shaped Dart, Agrotis puta

Silver Y, Autographa gamma

Small Dusty Wave, Idaea seriata

Small Dusty Wave ab?
Square-spot Rustic, Xestia xanthographa

The Uncertain, Hoplodrina octogenaria

White-point, Mythimna albipuncta

Willow Beauty, Peribatodes rhomboidaria

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