Nature Notes from Argyll
(and occasionally other places)

Wed 15 Jun 2011

At last some weather suitable for moth trapping.  I ran two traps overnight, a 125w Skinner mercury vapout trap, and a 15w Actinic trap, in the garden of Small Paws Cattery in Seil.  Here is the catch.  Thanks to Mark Cubitt and Roy Leverton for helping to determine some of these, and thanks to Pat Blunsden for allowing me to run the traps in her garden.

The numbers of each species caught are in brackets.

Laothoe populi
Poplar Hawk Moth (2)
  Deilephila elpenor
Elephant Hawk Moth (1)


Spilosoma luteum
Buff Ermine (5)
  Spilosoma lubricipeda
White Ermine (3)


Hepialus fusconebulosa
Map-winged Swift (1)
  Ochropleura plecta
Flame Shoulder (3)


Hadena rivularis
The Campion (1)
  Hadena bicruris
The Lychnis (1)


Hada plebeja
The Shears (4)
  Rusina ferruginea
Brown Rustic (3)


Apamea crenata
Clouded-bordered Brindle (4)
  Apamea remissa
Dusky Brocade (2)


Apamea sordens
Rustic Shoulder-knot (3)
  Diarsia rubi
Small Square-spot (1)


Axylia putris
The Flame (1)
  Abrostola tripartita
The Spectacle (1)


Lacanobia oleracea
Bright-line Brown-eye (1)
  Eupithecia subfuscata
Grey Pug (1)


Evergestis forficalis
Garden Pebble (1)
  Xanthorhoe montanata
Silver-ground Carpet (1)



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