Tuesday, 7 May 2013

This May be good

The mothing has been quite slow so far this year, but the forecast of hot weather over the bank holiday weekend had us anticipating the first really good catches of the year. In the event it was more a case of quality over quantity, with fewer moths than we was expecting, but some new ones which we hadn't expected to see. Combined with a sudden rush of butterflies into the garden and our total has soared to the lofty heights of 45. Tonight's looking good as well, could the half-century be reached?
Lesser Swallow Prominent
Lesser Swallow Prominent
Coxcomb Prominent
Coxcomb Prominent
Pebble Prominent
Pebble Prominent (I like prominents!)
Lunar Marbled Brown
Lunar Marbled Brown
Orange-tip (m)
The first ever orange-tip for the garden, didn't stick around for long!
Pug
and finally a pug which I haven't worked out yet, any suggestions are welcome!

3 comments:

  1. Cheers, that was my best guess!

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  2. Brindled Pug. ab. hirschkei- a fairly common melanic form.

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