Tuesday 11 August 2020

Oak Eggar & Blair's Mocha

Oak Eggar, Lasiocampa quercus
I had some firsts last night on the balcony. The prize was an Oak Eggar, a magnificent 3.7cm moth which I have only prevviously seen zooming past in the field. Other notables were a Blair's Mocha, a Maiden's Blush, a Nut-Tree Tussock, a Saltmarsh Knot-horn and an Ox-tongue Conch. A total of 25 species were recorded. I still have moths from previous nights to sort out.

Blair's Mocha, Cyclophora puppillaria 

Maiden's Blush, Cyclophora punctaria

Bud Moth, Spilonota ocellana

Bulrush Wainscot, Nonagria typhae 

Cloaked Minor, Mesoligia furuncula

Common Grass-veneer, Agriphila tristella 

Common Rustic agg., Mesapamea secalis agg. 

Dingy Dowd, Blastobasis adustella

False Widow Spider, Steatoda nobilis

Hoverfly, Helophilus trivittatus

Iron Prominent, Notodonta dromedarius 

Knot Grass, Acronicta rumicis 

unidentified Lacewing

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana 

Lime-speck Pug, Eupithecia centaureata 

Marbled Beauty, Bryophila domestica

Marbled Green, Nyctobrya muralis

Marsh Dowd, Blastobasis rebeli

Nut-Tree Tussock, Colocasia coryli 

Oak Eggar, Lasiocampa quercus 

Oak Eggar, Lasiocampa quercus 

Ox-tongue Conch, Cochylis molliculana 

Saltmarsh Knot-horn, Ancylosis oblitella

Satin Grass-veneer, Crambus perlella

Square-spot Rustic, Xestia xanthographa 
Swallow Prominent, Pheosia tremula

Wax Moth , Galleria mellonella

Yponomeuta species

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