Monday, 22 July 2013

175 Up in Oxford

In my last post I wondered whether I might reach 150 by the year end. Well it's taken all of 10 days to add the necessary extra moths and in fact I'm now at the giddy heights of 176 with 200 now in my sights. Whilst I'm still making only modest catches by the standard of many who blog here (my record for the year is only 65 moths of 45 species) I'm adding a few NFY each day which is keeping me happy.

Here's the list of new moths since my last posting

12/07/2013    Ancylis Achatana
13/07/2013    Yellow Shell
13/07/2013    Blood-vein
13/07/2013    Pammene  Regiana
13/07/2013    Aleimma Loeflingiana
13/07/2013    Swallow Tail
13/07/2013    Dun-bar
13/07/2013    Common Rustic Agg
13/07/2013    Bud Moth (Spilonota Ocellana)
14/07/2013    Barred Straw
14/07/2013    Bramble Shoot Moth
14/07/2013    Endotricha flammealis
14/07/2013    Agriphila straminella
14/07/2013    Clepsis consimilana
14/07/2013    Batia lunaris
14/07/2013    Paraswammerdamia nebulella
15/07/2013    Scarce Footman
15/07/2013    Celypha Striana
15/07/2013    Eucosma cana
07/07/2013    Small Emerald
16/07/2013    Dark Sword-grass
16/07/2013    Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella)
16/07/2013    Batia Unitella
16/07/2013    Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella)
16/07/2013    Diamond-backed Moth (Plutella xylostella)
16/07/2013    Acrobasis Advenella
16/07/2013    Argyresthia Retinella
17/07/2013    Crescent Plume
17/07/2013    Apple Ermine (Yponomeuta malinellus)
17/07/2013    Helcystogramma rufescens
19/07/2013    Pebble Hook tip
19/07/2013    Anania Coronata
19/07/2013    Small Fan-footed Wave
19/07/2013    Dwarf Cream Wave
19/07/2013    Dingy Shears
19/07/2013    Eudemis Porphyrana
19/07/2013    Teleiodes vulgella
19/07/2013    Single-dotted Wave
19/07/2013    White Plume
20/07/2013    Phoenix
20/07/2013    Leek Moth (Acrolepiopsis assectella)
21/07/2013    Ethmia Dodecea
21/07/2013    Small Ranunculus
21/07/2013    Triple-spotted Clay
21/07/2013    Muslin Footman
21/07/2013    Cnephasia Longana
22/07/2013    Carcina quercana
22/07/2013    Recurvaria nanella

I've done very well with the butterflies and am now on a total of fourteen. In fact I can't think of any butterfly species that I'm likely to get in the garden which I haven't already seen.

My seven year old son is getting quite obsessed with the mothing and rushes downstairs as soon as he hears me get up, reading to inspect the trap. His main enjoyment is still having them on his finger but he seems to love the whole process as much as I do.

Here's a selection of some of the more photogenic moths I've caught recently.

 Blood Vein
 Pammene  Regiana
 Barred Straw
 Dark Sword-grass
 Dingy Shears
Ethmia Dodecea

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