Sunday, 22 July 2012

Fightin em off with a stick

The Safari's patio table was groaning under the weight of moths in the trap this morning - at last a double figure haul...and some.
The totaliser finished no particular order as they say on reality TV...or the order they came out of the egg cartons...
Riband Wave 3
Dark Arches 13
Dotted Clay 5
Large Yellow Underwing 4
Marbled Beauty 1
Heart & Dart 8
Scalloped Oak 2
The Uncertain 2
Dot 1
Buff Ermine 2 both males
Garden Carpet 1
Bee Moth 1
The Rustic 3
Shuttle Shaped Dart 1
Cabbage 2
Marbled Minor 1 
Blastobasis adustella 2
Codling Moth 4
Pammene fasciata 2 subject to confirmation see pics below
Barred Fruit Tree Tortrix 1
Brown House Moth 1 could have been something else, not sure now and not added to 'official; records
Plus the following micros for ID/confirmation...please feel free to comment/ID/correct

Barred Fruit Tree Tortrix

Blastobasis adustella

Another Blastobasis adustella

Chrysoteuchia culmella?

Chrysoteuchia culmella? Same individual as above
Codling Moth

Crambid 1

Crambid 1a

Crambid 2

Crambid 2a
Crambid 3

Crambid 3a

The three above now together for comparison

No 3 flew off!

Crambid 4

Crambid 5
 Some (or all) of the above crambids may well be Crambus pascuella.
Marbled Minor (Tawney?)

Same one as above

Pammene fasciata  or Cidia splendana or something else?
Same as above with Codling Moth for comparison

Different individual to above - not same species note positions of black & white at rear

Pug 1

Pug 1 with thumb for scale

Pug 2 - bigger than Pug 1 with more pointy wings

The Rustic (left - worn) & The Uncertain

Tiny stripey micro - anyone got a name/suggestion?  
Dot - some are thankfully easy!
Nearly a full house - can you spot the odd one out?
That little lot took some work to work through!
Where to next? Might be back later with tales of more safaris.
In the meantime let us know if your outback was over-loaded last night

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