WINE RACE 2016 .. MATTc380 .. TRENT 353 .. BEN 347 ...... Garden species:- Macros 357, Micros 365, Total 722

Friday, 13 June 2014

12th June 2014 .. Grey and Poplar

Very warm again last night but no cloud cover for the bright full moon.
A great chance arose to get a group comparison shot of a Sycamore, a larger, dark form Sycamore f. infuscata and a Poplar Grey.
All three of these moths are reasonably common in The Dells garden ...
... and I couldn't have asked for a more cooperative pose.
left, Sycamore f. infuscata.. center, Sycamore .. right, Poplar Grey.
Pleased with that.

Year first moths for the garden list also please me and a few more turned up last night ...
1033 ... Tortrix viridana
1328 ... Schoenobius gigantella
1331 ... Acentria ephemerella
1354 ... Cataclysta lemnata
1998 ... Poplar Kitten
2155 ... Dot Moth

I forgot to include a Swallow-tailed Moth on the previous nights list, but another turned up ...

Poplar Kitten is uncommon in the garden, this one is the 2nd or 3rd in 5 years.

On the other hand, this DOT MOTH is present in good numbers anually ...

Below ...
Schoenobius gigantella
Cataclysta lemnata, Small China-mark

Not too sure of the ID of this Eudonia/Scoparia

Or this Pug ...

27 mm wingspan, probably Freyer's Pug
and the other could be Eudonia angustea.
Almost forgot ...
Single-dotted Wave, another year first ...


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    1. I reckon your'e right Ben. I get lots of these but they vary quite a bit. They even seem to be able to alter their shape !