Sunday, 30 June 2013

Moth trap surprises

Last night the moth trap was set up again in the garden and this morning it contained many lovely  treasures  I let Mr S empty the trap and put the moths in containers while I slept for an extra hour or so, then I got up to take the photos of the more spectacular ones before releasing them all safely back into the garden.
We are still unsure of some of the identifications so if anyone thinks we have incorrectly identified some please let us know - we are still very much learners!!!!

flame shoulder

small magpie

peppered moth


bird's wing

scorched wing

smokey wainscot

elephant hawkmoth

gold spot

buff ermine

setaceous hebrew character

ingrailed clay

heart and dart

burnished brass

burnished brass with cnephasia communana?micro moth

iron prominent

Saturday, 8 June 2013

White ermine

Moth trap was out last night and this beauty was one of only six moths tempted in by the light  A stunning white ermine

Once we had all gone ooh  it was placed it safely in thick vegetation