Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Hawk Moth Heaven - Cullaloe, 19/05/2014

Cullaloe LNR, Heath Trap, 21:30-4:45, Willow/Birch Carr

Mild night to start but cooling and with some mist.

The star of the show was undoubtedly this Poplar Hawk Moth, which will be one of the highlights of my Cullaloe year, mothing or otherwise

Another new one for me was Brown Silverline, of which there were 2

There were two others, both Noctuids, and one of which seems to be Pale-shouldered Brocade, but I know there are other similar species so I am posting them here without ID for the moment (ID now confirmed/established)

Pale-Shouldered Brocade

Knot Grass

The complete list
1722 Flame Carpet (3)
1750 Water Carpet (1)
1759 Small Phoenix (1)
1902 Brown Silver-line (2)
1958 Clouded Silver (1)
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth (1)
2158 Pale-shouldered Brocade (1)
2289 Knot Grass (1)

ID notes: Knot grass: " this moth usually shows a curved white mark near the rear edge of the forewing, even in melanic specimens"

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