Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Streamer

Last nights catch was very nice with a couple of good ones for the garden...At last, some variation..6 degrees at dawn, but mild until midnight.

0663  Diurnea fagella  2
1663  March Moth (Alsophila aescularia)  1
1746  Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata)  1
1747  Streamer (Anticlea derivata)  1 NFY
1750  Water Carpet (Lampropteryx suffumata)  2
1862  Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)  1
1917  Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)  1
1947  Engrailed (Ectropis bistortata)  1 NFY
2139  Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa)  3
2179  Pine Beauty (Panolis flammea)  4
2182  Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda)  1
2186  Powdered Quaker (Orthosia gracilis)  9
2187  Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)  23
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  17
2190  Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)  50
2258  Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii)  3

120 Moths of 16 species...

The Streamer, what a stunner.

Water Carpet, dark form.



  1. Well done on the Streamer Stewart- mine was too quick for the camera shutter! I see you're getting a few Water Carpets. I'm hoping for it this year after getting just 1 last......

  2. Hi Matt, yes I get a few Water Carpets throughout the next month or so. They are dark and the standard patterned but I've never seen one like the one Dean caught the other night...

  3. Stewart, regards the one i caught last week, our county Macro recorder has never seen that form. Always good to get one up on such people ;-)

    You`re right about Streamers. Stunning moths. Well done.