Friday, 18 July 2008

62 species of Moths recorded so far.....

We have in more recent times been recording moths at the Top O'th' Slate and taking part besides myself have been, Charles Payne, Arlene Harris, Ina Smith, and Jim Ormerod. So far we have managed to record 62 species:-
Chimney Sweeper, Cinnabar Moth – (Caterpiller), The Snout, Latticed Heath, Swallowtailed, Smoky Wainscot, Gold Spot, Clouded Border, Dark Arches, Antler Moth, Purple Bar, Small Phoenix, True Lover’s Knot, Iron Prominent, Mother Of Pearl, Twin Spot Carpet, Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, Grey Dagger, Common Rustic, Phoenix, Small Phoenix, Marbled Minor, Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Autumnal Rustic, Common Marbled Carpet (2 different forms), Pink Barred Sallow, Angle Shades, Flame Carpet, Rosy Rustic, Square Spot Rustic, Grey Pine Carpet, Willow Beauty, Acleris emargana, Ingrailed Clay, Light Emerald, Beautiful Golden Y, Brimstone, Clouded Border Brindle - both forms, Coxcomb Prominent, Flame Shoulder, Peach Blossom, Small Magpie (micro), Clouded Silver, Peppered Moth, Common White Wave, Plain Golden Y, Dusky Brocade, Scoparia ambigualis (most were the dark grey form), Marbled Minor type - could be ark form of Marbled, Rufous or Tawny Marbled, Heart and Dart, Small Square-spot, Silver-ground Carpet, Burnished Brass, Dark Spectacle, Crambus lathoniellus, Swammerdamia pyrella (possibly), Brown Spot Pinion.
Click here if you want to view more pictures of some of the above moths