Garden Moths - The Summer Of 2019



AUG. 8th: Possibly my best two weeks or so of garden mothing ever. Just wandering around my modest sized, suburban garden with a net, old Coolpix camera and head torch has produced some very interesting and exciting finds.
Clockwise:
 Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing nectaring on the Buddleia - nice to see one feeding peacefully in the still of night rather than fighting for space in a moth trap.
Dark Green Fritillary feeding along side six Painted Ladies - rare enough out and about in the Calderdale countryside but this one was underneath my bedroom window.
True Lover's Knot - a real surprise this one, maybe the larva had fed on cultivated Heathers nearby.
Phycitodes saxicola - netted after dark - with it's need for dissection to secure an ID it re-sparked my interest in having a go myself. A very interesting and rewarding field of study in it's own right.



Azalea Leaf Miner - another of those supposedly rare Yorkshire moths which I suspect are either overlooked, misidentified or maybe just not that strongly attracted to light.
Heart and Dart along with a Copper Underwing agg. - both feeding busily with their proboscis poking in to the Buddleia flowers.
And a Cacao Moth along with my annotated attempt at dissecting it - quite successfully I think/ hope?



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2019
Sept. 11th: Rusty-dot Pearl   (63a)
Sept. 3rd: Anacampsis populella   ad + gen prep   (35)
Aug. 31st: Mouse Moth   (73a)
Aug. 31st: Dusky Thorn   (70c)
Aug. 31st: Epinotia nisella f. decorana   (49d)
Aug. 31st: Carpatolechia fugivitella   (35)
Aug. 31st: Cydia splendana   (49e)
Aug. 22nd: Parornix devoniella   mine and larva (15a)
Aug. 12th: Common Rustic (73b)
Aug. 8th: Red Underwing   (72b)
Aug. 3rd: Azalea Leaf Miner   (15a)
Aug. 2nd: Dark Green Fritillary   (59)
Aug. 1st: Bryotropha senectella   (35)
July 29th: Cacao Moth   adult and gen. prep. (62)
July 24th: Phycitodes saxicola   adult and gen. prep. (62)
July 24th: Garden Dart   (73d)
July 24th: Old Lady   (73a)
July 24th: Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing   (73e)
July 24th: True Lover's Knot   (73e)
July 19th: Caloptilia elongella  mines and feeding signs   (15a)
July 13th: Muslin Footman (72)
July 13th: Suspected (73c)
July 13th: Bordered Pug (70c)
July 13th: Wormwood Pug (70c)
July 13th: Blastodacna hellerella (39)
July 13th: Crassa untilla (28)
July 11th: Phyllonorycter dubitella (15c)
July 9th: Phylloporia bistrigella mine and cut-out (8)
July 8th: Stigmella crataegella mine, larva and cocoon (4a)
July 7th: Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella (15d)
July 3rd: Painted Lady (59)
June 23rd: Six-belted Clearwing luring session (52)
June 6th: Cauchas rufimitrella (7)
June 2nd: Bucculatrix nigricomella (14)
June 2nd: Eulia ministrana (49b)
June 2nd: Cochylimorpha straminea (49b)
June 2nd: Tinea trinotella (12)
June 2nd: Small Yellow Wave (70b)
June 2nd: Sandy Carpet (70b)
May 31st: Elachista canapennella mine, larva, pupa, adult (38)
May 19th: Diamond-back Moth (18)
May 19th: Elachista argentella (38)
May 17th: Ptycholoma lecheana (49a)
May 16th: Small Yellow Underwing (73a)
May 16th: Grapholita lunulana (49e)
May 16th: Mother Shipton (72b)