Wednesday 21 September 2011

Late Edit - The plume below and the one on 4th are both Amblyptilia punctidactyla, not acanthadactyla, a new species for the garden list! Thanks to Mark Skevington for the new additions....

Love this name - Amblyptilia acanthadactyla punctidactyla

Rusty Dot Pearl, is that a euphimism...
8 degrees again, mainly clear.
My second Rusty Dot Pearl was the highlight, hardly Convolvulous, but a migrant all the same...

0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 1
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 1
1395 Rusty-dot Pearl (Udea ferrugalis) 1 NFY
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 3
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 1
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 1
2265 Flounced Chestnut (Agrochola helvola) 1
2266 Brown-spot Pinion (Agrochola litura) 2
2270 Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) 1
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 1
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 10
2364 Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago) 2
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 1

27 moths of 14 sp.


  1. Have you run that A. acanthadactyla past Tom? Can't see any of the reddy/brown tones you usually get with this species. Looks colder and grey/black - more like Amblyptilia punctidactyla?

  2. Spot on Mark, cheers, the one I had on 3rd / 4th was the same see image. A new sp....