Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Summer moths in North Cumbria

Finally, a night where we could get the moth trap out without the risk of a rogue shower or howling gale! ...36 species and only 141 large yellow underwings!

Top left: gold spot; middle left: Lempke's gold spot; bottom: burnished brass.
Top right: plain golden Y; gold spangle 

Pebble prominent and lesser swallow prominent.

Lesser broad-bordered yellow underwing.

Left hand column: dark arches; spectacle x2; lesser yellow underwing
Middle column: poplar hawk moth; swallowtail; scalloped oak
Right hand column: early thorn; drinker moth - female 

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