Saturday, 29 August 2015
A few More Moths
A few photos of moths trapped on 17th and 21st August.
Square-spot Rustic (Xestia Xanthographa)
Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata)
Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) Most of the moths trapped at the moment are either various species of Yellow Underwing, particularly Large, and Flounced Rustic!
Ringed China-mark (Parapoynx stratiota) A new species for the garden and thanks to those on Twitter who helped with id.
Copper Underwing Agg (Amphipyra pyramidea)
Orange Swift (Triodia sylvina) New for Year
Finally, an Antler Moth (Cerapteryx graminis) New for Year. I was really pleased to see this species (from memory I have only trapped one before)
Finally, Peacocks and Red Admirals have started to appear in the garden over the last couple of days. Holly Blues and Gatekeepers have been plentiful this August.
I found this insect on a Cosmos flower - I believe its a Shieldbug (Common Green?) nymph - probably Final Instar
Some of you may already have seen a photo of this book on my other blog but I really am very pleased with it although its more of a reference book than one to read from cover to cover!
Its been quite a few years since I stopped collecting stamps but I really couldn't resist ordering a Presentation Pack of Royal Mail's Bee Stamps.
The delightful stamp illustrations are by Richard Lewington and the text in the pack is written by bee expert Dave Goulson.