Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Local Specialities

A stupendous night for the moth trap, 53 species and I almost certainly missed quite a few others. Which is more than can be said for the local sparrows and blackbirds who seemed to have tuned into my trap and surrounding bushes, helping themselves to many a hapless moth. Not content with struggling to identify most of the macro species I’m now struggling even more in trying to identify the micro species, a not insignificant challenge but whilst they may be small they still look smart. 

Lozotaeniodes formosanus
10_07_20_moths_081_Lozotaeniodes_formosanusCrambus culmella
Epiblema foenella
Scalloped Oak
10_07_20_moths_057_scalloped_oak Festoon
Evergestis extimalis
10_07_20_moths_026_Evergestis extimalis
Around midday I visited Cliffe pools to try and see if I could find the Southern Emerald Damselflies that had been found there. Needless to say I didn’t see them but the marsh was alive with darters, emeralds and butterflies.

Ruddy Darter 10_07_20_cliffe_059_ruddy_darter Scarce Emerald

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