Saturday, 17 August 2013

Quieter times

Ruby Tigers and Silver Ys were the main feature of the trap last night along with the ubiquitous Mother of Pearl. There were several score of the last two and 15 of the Tigers, along with smaller corps of Flame Shoulders, Flames, Common Rustics and the like.

The three moths shown here provided a little more variety, along with increasingly tatty Pebble and Iron Prominents, a Pine Beauty and a Coronet. The Yellow Shell at the top was peeping out at the edge of the trap's transparent shield, while the Tawny Speckled Pug (I think, unless it's the russet-blotched version of the Common Marbled Carpet) was in the eggboxes.

The final moth is a Red Twin-spot Carpet, a familiar arrival but one whose dainty pattern and colouring never palls. There is just a trace of autumn around as we head towards September; but autumn brings its own excitements in mothy terms.


Bennyboymothman said...

I'm ready for either Orange Sallow or Dusky-lemon Sallow, or both would be nice new ones for the garden. Failing that either Pale or Tawny Pinion!
Back to trapping on Sunday for me.
Hope all is well.

Martin Wainwright said...

Hi Ben!

Great to hear from you and I'll be over to your blog shortly. Yes, the thought of the Sallows is a nice one as the days imperceptibly shorten. Good luck from tomorrow! All very well here - still plenty of boxes to unpack...

Warm wishes