Friday 15 September 2023

Clifden Nonpareil aka Blue Underwing

Whenever a Clifden nonpareil moth visits the balcony it's a great mothing night. Wednesday night gave us a perfect specimen which obliged with an open wing pose after some encouragement with a paint brush. This followed the previous night's two Red Underwings. also cross channel experts. Conditions were perfect both nights - the sea was flat calm. It's been a good start to the month with some interesting mothy visitors.

Clifden Nonpareil, Catocala fraxini 

Red Underwing, Catocala nupta 

Red Underwing, Catocala nupta 

Channel Islands Pug, Eupithecia ultimaria 

Clancy's Rustic, Caradrina kadenii

Cypress Pug, Eupithecia phoeniceata 

L-album Wainscot, Mythimna l-album 

Olive-tree Pearl, Palpita vitrealis

possible Angle Shades larva, Phlogophora meticulosa 

Lacewing, Micromus species

Marbled Beauty, Bryophila domestica 

Dusky Thorn, Ennomos fuscantaria 

Garden Carpet, Xanthorhoe fluctuata 

Lesser Yellow Underwing, Noctua comes 

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Noctua fimbriata 

Oak Hook-tip, Watsonalla binaria

The Vestal, Rhodometra sacraria 

Blair's Mocha, Cyclophora puppillaria 

Brimstone Moth, Opisthograptis luteolata

Burnished Brass, Diachrysia chrysitis 

Large Yellow Underwing, Noctua pronuba 

Marbled Green, Nyctobrya muralis

Orange Swift, Triodia sylvina 

Pale Mottled Willow, Caradrina clavipalpis 

Old Lady Mormo maura