Friday, 13 July 2018

More moths

It's got a bit cooler in recent evenings so things have gone a bit quieter at the Beddington obs light trap. Here's a few highlights. 

 Tree-lichen Beauty- the first of the year. We seem to do well for these locally. 
 They're back! Jersey Tiger (with a Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner on its back) 
 A close up of Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner. At least 50 of these in the trap yesterday. Quite stunning close up. Amazing how devastating these little things can be. 
 Acrobasis advenella (above) and the similar Phycita roborella (below) . The large size and broken sub terminal wing line is how I'm telling them apart. Also need to look out for Acrobasis suavella. 

 Double-lobed- an infrequent visitor to these parts 
 Small Ranunculus 
 Something going on with these. Been reading that there has been mass mis-identification going on and these aren't actually Peach Twig Borers but a recently described new species Anarsia innoxiella. 
Swammerdamia sp 
Apple Leaf Miner- these really are tiny 
White-spotted Pug
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix
Female and male Gypsy Moth
Female Gypsy moth laying eggs in the bug room. Females don't fly very far from their cocoon 
European Corn Borner with Sitochroa verticalis below (two pics ) for comparison 

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