Tuesday 17 May 2016

Broom Moth and Dark/Grey Dagger

So far this year the results of moth trapping in the garden have been disappointing, but it was a bit better last night. Only 19 macro moths but 14 different species including Broom moth, Dark/Grey dagger, Flame carpet and White ermine which were all firsts for us this year. 4 micro species; Esperia sulphurella (which escaped from photography), Epiphyas postvittana, Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella agg., and Acleris literana (Ina says "note the scale tufts on the left side of the photo").

Tony & Ina
Acleris literana

Broom moth

Dark/Grey dagger

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