Sunday, 25 September 2011

September Images


Peregrine giving it evils


Southern Hawker (?)

Common Darter (?)

Mallow- one in the trap last night with 30+ other moths

Lunar Underwing (?)

A few images from the last 24 hours at Beddington.


Nick Tanner said...


I think your putative Lunar Underwing might be a Beaded Chestnut, the oval stigmata is very narrow and elongated and it lacks a row of black dots at the tip of the forewing, I could be wrong but I think it's worth sending your photo to Graham Collins, Surrey moth recorder, for verification. I had one a couple of years ago and Graham asked me for a photo ID but I didn't have my camera with me that day. Although the field guides have it down as a common moth it seems to be scarce in Surrey

regards Nick Tanner

Peter Alfrey said...

Hi Nick,
Thanks and yes yesterday Ninja's brother also identified it as Beaded Chestnut. I had 2-3 of them on a couple of recent nights. That probably explains why I couldn't see a pale underwing on it too!
Thanks again

wolfy said...

The sparrow hawk photo is fabulous!