Wednesday, 28 April 2010

New Moths!

As spring warms up and moves on it was just a matter of time before the mothing got a bit more interesting. Last night's catch included a couple of Hebrew Characters and four moths of three different species not seen before. One of them, Monopis imella, has only been recorded in Northumberland twice before!

Twenty-plume Moth

Double-striped Pug

Monopis imella

Monopis imella
Nationally scarce, in Britain as far north as Morayshire, found more in wild habitats than other British species of the genus, and in the British Isles most common near the sea, but very local.


  1. Tim,
    Am interested to see what the top one is since we have recently had one on the window cill.

  2. Here you go - Twenty-plume Moth