Moths in an Edinburgh garden

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Moths in an Edinburgh garden

Postby GeoffMorgan » Wed 09 Sep 2015 19:51

I've been enjoying setting the moth trap more frequently and thought I might post a regular update on this thread. Feel free to comment obviously especially any mis-ID or unusual flight-times. I'm still finding my feet in terms of trying to identify anything more than the really obvious ones but think that I am making progress...
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Re: Moths in an Edinburgh garden

Postby GeoffMorgan » Wed 09 Sep 2015 19:59

8 Sept MV
Grey Chi 1
Grey/Dk Dagger 1
Brown-spot Pinion 2
Square Spot Rustic 1
Rosy Rustic 1
LYU 12
LesserYU 5
LBBYU 1
Broad-bordered YU 1
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Re: Moths in an Edinburgh garden

Postby MarkCubitt » Wed 09 Sep 2015 21:56

Good idea Geoff. I'm happy to keep an eye on the postings, but may struggle if you catch 50 species every week in the summer!

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Re: Moths in an Edinburgh garden

Postby GeoffMorgan » Thu 10 Sep 2015 20:22

I'm looking forward to a few big catches next year... In the meantime - last night

LYU 19, LeYU 7, LBBYU 1, BBYU 1
Dark Arches 3
Grey Chi 1
Brown-spot Pinion 1
Rosy Rustic 1
Mouse Moth 1
Yellow Shell 1
Streak 1
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Re: Moths in an Edinburgh garden

Postby GeoffMorgan » Fri 11 Sep 2015 22:26

Similar collection of yellow underwing species as previous night. - didn't count them carefully as had to go to work. Also:
Common Rustic agg 1
Dun-bar 1
Pink-barred Sallow 1
Sq Spot Rustic 1
Brown Spot Rustic 1
Dark Arches 3
Small Phoenix 1
Black Rustic 1 - new for me (haven't trapped at this time of year before)
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Re: Moths in an Edinburgh garden

Postby MarkCubitt » Sat 12 Sep 2015 11:24

Thanks for the photo of Black Rustic, they are super moths at this time of year.

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Re: Moths in an Edinburgh garden

Postby GeoffMorgan » Sun 13 Sep 2015 18:14

Another collection of the regular underwings - plus a Copper agg, which I potted up and then when I went to look at it later I realised I had left the lid off... :(
Highlights included another couple of Black Rustics, Brown-spot Pinions, Rosy Rustics as well as my first (rather worn) Orange Sallow.
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Also a Dotted Clay, which is maybe a late date for this species?
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A single Garden Dart (I think...)
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Away from the trap this Beauty on the shed - I'm assuming its a Willow but have not yet put much effort into understanding the ID of this group
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Also tried wine roping the other night - don't think I'll try again in a hurry as the reward was insignificant.
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Re: Moths in an Edinburgh garden

Postby MarkCubitt » Sun 13 Sep 2015 18:53

I'd agree with those ids :-)
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Re: Moths in an Edinburgh garden

Postby GeoffMorgan » Sun 20 Sep 2015 20:46

Thanks for the feedback - had written a longer message but clicked on an image before posting and this somehow deleted the post...

So in short - few moths this weekend - 3 Silver-Ys, 4 Black Rustics, several carpets including my first Red-green, and a Brimstone Moth cat - I think...

Geoff

p.s. think these hindwing shots show a Common Marbled and a Dark Marbled Carpet?...
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Re: Moths in an Edinburgh garden

Postby MarkCubitt » Sun 20 Sep 2015 21:22

I'm not your man non caterpillars, I'm afraid.

The underwings I can't do, not 'obviously' one or the other too me and I'd like to see the upper sides too....

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