Thursday, 25 June 2015

Dunfermline, 25th June, 2015 - Small dusty Wave

A nice new hectad record from the office wall

Mossmorran quickie, 24th June 2015

Ghost Moth (1m)
Map-winged swift (1)
SGC (2)Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Pug-now-apparently-lost-but-skinny-and-long-winged (1)

Monday, 22 June 2015

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Cowdenbeath Community Woodland, 16th June

A quick blast around the pathways between 22:30 and 23:15, when it started to rain, produced remarkably good results, although perhaps not photographically! Other moths even managed to make a clean getaway but still a good haul nonetheless. NT19 doesn't have many pug records so if I can finalise that ID there's probably a new hectad record in it.

Common Wave (1)
Flame Shoulder (2)
Brimstone Moth (1)
Clouded Silver (2)
July Highflyer (1)
Map-winged Swift (1)
Clouded Border (1)
Silver-ground Carpet (2)
Clouded-bordered Brindle (2)
Small mystery pug (1)

White-shouldered House Moth (1)

Monday, 15 June 2015

Falkland Palace, 12th June, 4 MV traps

A public mothing event at the palace saw traps out in force. Four traps were run in different corners of the palace grounds - at least until one packed up at about midnight anway. It did well before then though.

Undoubtedly the star of the show was Scorched Wing (last pic), in only its second fife site.

Also in one of the traps was a soldierfly (Chloromyia formosa) and a hoverfly (Platycheirus nielseni). If the latter is confirmed it may be the first Fife record.

About 30 species were trapped overall. I'll wait until I receive confirmation before adding the total list

Small Fan-foot

Parsnip moth

Ghost moth - male

Small Phoenix

Scalloped Hazel

Middle-barred Minor

Flame Carpet

Silver-ground Carpet

Bright-line Brown-eye

Pale-shouldered Brocade
Clouded-bordered Brindle
Poplar Hawk Moths

Foxglove pug

Grass Rivulet

Anania fuscalis

Nut-tree Tussock

Purple Clay
Scorched Wing

Friday, 12 June 2015

Cullaloe 11th June 2015

Another quickie, 22:30-23;30, produced a few records and a long-anticipated Peach Blossom. Mostly the place was crawling with Silver-ground Carpets. Three Brown Rustics and a couple of Brimstone were also present, a pug I haven't ID'd yet and a couple of also as-yet-unidentified micros

(Pug was Brindled)

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Mossmorran 10th June

A nice quicky from 22:30 to 23:30

Sallow Kitten (1)
Pebble Hook-tip (1)
Broken-barred Carpet (1)
Clouded Silver (1)
Common Wave (2)
Engrailed (1)
Pug species 1 (1)
Pug species 2 (1)
Plume Moth (1)
Common Heath (1)
Diamond backed micro (1)

Went to bed after I got in so some still undetermined species

Common Wave

Clouded Silver

Sallow Kitten

Pebble Hook-tip

Sallow Kitten release


Plume moth

Smaller of two Pug species

Diamond backed micro

Inverkeithing, 10 June 2015 - Dark Gorse Piercer

Sinister name for a tiny botherer of Gorse. There seemed to be plenty flitting around the gorse but it didn't look any the worse for wear. Mind you I think it only bothers the seeds

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Hill of Beath, 9th June 2015

Hill of Beath, 9th June 2015 - heath trap 22:00-02:30

Small Phoenix (1)
Heart & Dart (1)
Clouded-bordered Brindle (1)

Heart & Dart

Clouded-bordered Brindle

Small Phoenix

Kinghorn, c.20:00-21:00
Light Brown Apple Moth (4) - on various garden plants
Esperia sulphurella - on leaf of a border plant

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Another office tick - Common Swift

Found on the wall at lunchtime above the uplighter. Interestingly as many mornings I checked the wall this morning and there was no sign. I'm assuming they crawl up from some hiding place during the morning