Monday 24 August 2020

Canary-shouldered Thorn & a Constantine Sarmatia victory coin

Canary-shouldered Thorn, Ennomos alniaria

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This blog covers moths 18 to 23rd August plus a few metal detecting finds. New moths: Canary-shouldered Thorn and Coxcomb Prominent. On 20th I found a Roman coin which depicts Constantine's victory over the Sarmatians.

Constantine I A.D. 323-4

18x20mm, 1.98gm. obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; laureate head right. reverse: SARMATIA DEVICTA; Victory advancing right, holding trophy, palm branch, spurning captive seated on ground to right. 18x20mm, 1.98gm. It is similar to

flying yellow submarine
Canary-shouldered Thorn, Ennomos alniaria 

Canary-shouldered Thorn, Ennomos alniaria 

Chinese Character, Cilix glaucata

Coxcomb Prominent, Ptilodon capucina

Dark Sword-grass, Agrotis ipsilon

Flounced Rustic, Luperina testacea

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana

Orange Swift, Triodia sylvina

Pearl Veneer, Agriphila straminella

Setaceous Hebrew Character, Xestia c-nigrum

The Uncertain, Hoplodrina octogenaria

White-point, Mythimna albipuncta

Willow Beauty, Peribatodes rhomboidaria

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Scarce Bordered Straw and Garden Pebble

Burnished Brass, Diachrysia chrysitis
We've been visited by many moths during the period of hot weather August 11 to 17th. New ones to the balcony were Scarce Bordered Straw, Spectacle and Garden Pebble. These are the more interesting ones plus a bug and ladybird:

Birch Shieldbug, Elasmostethus interstinctus

Comfrey Ermel, Ethmia quadrillella

Delicate, Mythimna vitellina

Garden Pebble, Evergestis forficalis 

Harlequin Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis 

Oak Eggar, Lasiocampa quercus

Orange Swift, Triodia sylvina 

Pine Hawk-moth, Sphinx pinastri 

Poplar Bent-wing, Phyllocnistis unipunctella (5mm)

Rosy Rustic, Hydraecia micacea 

Scarce Bordered Straw, Helicoverpa armigera 

Small Red Slender, Caloptilia rufipennella 

Spectacle, Abrostola tripartita

Spectacle, Abrostola tripartita

Swallow Prominent, Pheosia tremula 

Yponomeuta species

Zebra Jumping Spider, Salticus scenicus with Meal Moth, Pyralis farinalis 

Monday 17 August 2020

Dark Crimson Underwing and Tree-lichen Beauty

Dark Crimson Underwing, Catocala sponsa

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These are some of the more interesting moths 28 July to 9 August: Little Ermine, Dark Crimson Underwing, Oak Processionary, Pebble Hook-tip, Scalloped Oak, The Miller, Tree-lichen Beauty. There were loads of others that I have already posted recently.
Common Grass-veneer, Agriphila tristella

Dark Crimson Underwing, Catocala sponsa 

Iron Prominent, Notodonta dromedarius

Langmaid's Yellow Underwing, Noctua janthina

Large Yellow Underwing, Noctua pronuba

Lime-speck Pug, Eupithecia centaureata

Little Ermine, Pseudoswammerdamia pyrella

Magpie, Abraxas grossulariata

Mint Moth, Pyrausta aurata 

Oak Processionary, Thaumetopoea processionea 

Pebble Hook-tip, Drepana falcataria

Poplar Hawk-moth, Laothoe populi

Poplar Hawk-moth, Laothoe populi

Poplar Hawk-moths

Ruby Tiger, Phragmatobia fuliginosa

Scalloped Oak, Crocallis elinguaria

The Miller, Acronicta leporina

Tree-lichen Beauty, Cryphia algae 

Tree-lichen Beauty, Cryphia algae