Saturday, 28 September 2019

Bringsty Common and National Moth Night

One of the guarantees of any public moth event including NMN, is that the weather is likely to be sub-optimal. So I have run a moth trap in the garden for the past 2 nights and will pack it away now as this evening looks wet and windy. Last night was poor. The 2 nights accumulated 22 species and the only moment of excitement, apart from removing hornets, was when I saw a huge moth resting on the side of the house as I went outside to investigate what turned out ot be Agonopterix heracliana on my study window. Hoping to join the Clifden Nonpareil group, I potted it up to take a closer look, but it was a Red Underwing. Still a nice sight. House walls are a good place to look for these during the daytime as well. In no particular order: Sallow, Pink-barred Sallow, Barred Sallow, Snout, Lunar Underwing, Red Underwing, Large Yellow Underwing, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Deep-brown Dart, Rosy Rustic, Black Rustic, Brown-spot Pinion, Green Brindled Crescent, Light Emerald, Common Marbled Carpet, Burnished Brass, Grey Shoulder-knot, Frosted Orange, Acleris laterana, Agonopterix heracliana, Epiphyas postvittana and Acleris variegana. Not a Clifen Nonpareil in sight (as expected). Peter Hall
Bringsty Common: Red Underwing

Bringsty Common:Sallow and Green Brindled Crescent

Bringsty Common:Deep-brown Dart

Bringsty Common:One of the many Lunar Underwing variations

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