Friday 1 April 2022

March moths

Nut-Tree Tussock, Colocasia coryli

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I put my moth trap on the balcony on March 23rd when the warmer temperatures indicated that I might attract some moths. I had 10 named species and one unidentified micromoth during the rest of the month. Four of these were new to the balcony: March Tubic, Small Quaker, Tawny Pinion and Clouded Drab which was a nice surprise.

Clouded Drab, Orthosia incerta

Common Quaker, Orthosia cerasi

Double-striped Pug, Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

Early Grey, Xylocampa areola

Hebrew Character, Xestia c-nigrum

March Tubic, Diurnea fagella

unidentified micomoth

Small Quaker, Orthosia cruda

Tawny Pinion, Lithophane semibrunnea

White-shouldered House-moth, Endrosis sarcitrella