Monday, 9 May 2011

Ah, Mr Bond....

Puss Moth...

Blofelds Cat...

Flame Shoulder

Down to 7 degrees and clear.

0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 1
0697 Agonopterix arenella 1
1288 Twenty-plume Moth (Alucita hexadactyla) 1
1722 Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 1
1750 Water Carpet (Lampropteryx suffumata) 1
1834 Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata) 4
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 1
1994 Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala) 1 only wings left eaten by bird.
1995 Puss Moth (Cerura vinula) 1 NFG  (That should read OMFG)
2060 White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda) 1
2061 Buff Ermine (Spilosoma luteum) 1
2069 Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae) 1
2078 Least Black Arches (Nola confusalis) 2
2102 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta) 1 NFY
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 1
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 2
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 4

26 Moths of 18 species 2 new for the year.

I cant leave this post without mentioning that Puss Moth. I was very envious of others who catch them and rightly so, what a belter! This one is a male, and was sitting in long grass near the trap, while a Great Tit decapitated the Buff Tip...Oh how things could have been different....


  1. Yeah, i can just imagine what you`d be saying if that Great Tit had gone for the Puss Moth and left you with only the wings.

  2. Nice selection Stew. Hoping to get up your way on Wednesday for the Squill if the weather's ok.

  3. You have felt as sick as someone I know who inadvertently trod on a trap-side Goat Moth .....

  4. Well done Stewart! Puss moths have a habit of settling on the floor....I've so far ran one over on my bike and this year I trod on one outside my back door- I'll have to get rid of my White patio slabs!

  5. The Great Tit scenario could have been cat-astrophic (groan!)