Friday 31 May 2024

Some Moths during May

 The weather during May has been very changeable and night-time conditions have often been marginal for moth trapping. Generally, moth numbers attracted to the light continue to be low but the variety of species has been good and I have managed to record a couple of interesting aberrations.

Poplar Hawkmoth (Laothoe populi

Puss Moth (Cerura vinula)

The second individual is showing much greyer markings.

Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala)

Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma)

Iron Prominent (Notodonta dromedarius)

Marbled Brown (Drymonia dodonaea)

Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda)

Red Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe spadicearia)

Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)

Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)

Yellow-barred Brindle (Acasis viretata)

Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata vulgata)

Peppered Moth (Biston betularia)

Pale Oak Beauty (Hypomecis punctinalis)

Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) (ab.albescens)

As the common name suggests, this species typically has bright yellow wings. Occasionally, white examples occur.

Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) (aberration)

Aberrations in this species are rare. Normally, the tram lines across the forewings gradually converge towards the trailing edge but remain well apart. In this example, the lines have joined just short of the trailing edge to form a rounded point.

Common Swift (Hepialus lupulinus)

Toadflax Brocade (Calophasia lunula)

Treble Lines (Charanyca trigrammica)

Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara)

Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)

Marbled White Spot (Protodeltote pygarga

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