Monday, 10 June 2013

Seaview Moths 9th June





Not a huge number of moths in the trap, 19 moths from 12 species. Several wing fragments were lying at the bottom of the trap which I expect was due to predation by bats. Burnished brass seem to be doing well, there were six in the trap as well as a poplar hawkmoth and  a first (for us) Lime hawkmoth. This early Light Arches was very fine.

3 comments:

  1. Hi

    Could your early Light Arches possibly be a (late-ish) Pale Pinion?

    Paul

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  2. I'd agree with Paul, the shoulderknot shown in this photo doesn't go with Light Arches. Everything seems late this year, so to get an early Light Arches seems unlikely.

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  3. Hello Paul and Steve,
    Thank you for your comments :-)
    We have looked carefully at images of both species and think you are right.

    There is always something new to find out!
    DandJ

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