Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Small Elephant Hawk-moth, Pine-cone Piercer and other moths

Small Elephant Hawk-moth, Deilephila porcellus

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Over the five day period June 2nd to 6th we had 28 species of moths appear on the balcony. The commonest were Shuttle-shaped Darts & Heart and Darts. A new one for me is a Sussex rarity, a tiny Pine-cone Piercer (we have many pines surrounding us).

Angle Shades, Phlogophora meticulosa

Bright-line Brown-eye, Lacanobia oleracea

Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Clouded Border, Lomaspilis marginata

Common Pug, Eupithecia vulgata

Common Wainscot, Mythimna pallens

Dagger, Acronicta species 

Diamond-back Moth, Plutella xylostella

Freyer's Pug, Eupithecia intricata

Heart and Dart, Agrotis exclamationis

Hebrew Character, Xestia c-nigrum

Knot Grass, Acronicta rumicis

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana

Light Emerald, Campaea margaritaria

Marbled Minor agg., Oligia strigilis agg.

New Pine Knot-horn, Dioryctria sylvestrella

Pebble Prominent, Notodonta ziczac

Pine-cone Piercer, Cydia conicolana

Poplar Hawk-moth, Laothoe populi

Poplar Kitten, Furcula bifida

Rustic Shoulder-knot, Apamea sordens

Shuttle-shaped Dart, Agrotis puta

Silver Y, Autographa gamma

Small Square-spot, Diarsia rubi

The Lychnis, Hadena bicruris

Treble Lines, Charanyca trigrammica

Vine's Rustic, Hoplodrina ambigua

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