April Moths

I put out the moth trap last night and there were 19 moths in and around it this morning. One escaped but there were nine species of macromoths plus a micromoth in the remaining 18. There were two macros I hadn’t had before:

Chesnut

Chestnut

Early Tooth-striped

Early Tooth-striped

The micro may be Diurnea fagella but I am waiting for a second opinion. As usual, many thanks to Brian for i.d.s.

Diurnea fagella - probably

Diurnea fagella (“March Tubic”)

Later: Keith confirms this species and says it appears to be a first vice-county record.

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2 Responses to “April Moths”

  1. Terry Swainbank Says:

    ​On the same night, across the water, I had 57 moths but a more modest​ 6 species (overwhelmed by Hebrew characters). I too had an Early Tooth-striped, which wrongly I attributed to Mottled Grey at first. The two are very similar and there is a very useful id guide at: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxsYW5jYXNoaXJlbW90aHJlY29yZGluZ3xneDplMmNmOTBlZGFmZjQ0NjI

    Terry

    Terry Swainbank

    See my blog about the wildlife we see on and around our Skye croft at: http://www.half-of-four-arddorch.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. Stephen Says:

    I had a Mottled Grey as well. And 4 Early Greys. So that is three shades.

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