Tuesday 17 May 2011

The one that got away, at Arcot

Tom and I went on a mothing mission to Arcot today, and hilariously regretably Tom botched the potting of a very small pug which he is convinced was something notable. Ooops!

Still, we had a few good moths;

1126 Ancylis badiana 1
1184 Epiblema scutulana 1
1251 Grapholita jungiella 12
1255 Cydia ulicetana 1
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 6
1935 Mottled Umber (Erannis defoliaria) 1 Larvae
2462 Mother Shipton (Callistege mi) 1

2462 Mother Shipton Callistege mi  
1738 Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata
There were several species of butterfly on the wing including, 1 Small copper, 2 Wall, several Orange Tip & Green-veined White's. And the insect life was quite simply, abundant..................

Common Field Grasshopper Chorthippus brunneus   
Leucozona lucorum
Birdwise the place was lifting with Sedge Warblers, Whitethroats and Reed Buntings. On the pond, a pair of Shoveler and a single Common Tern fishing.


  1. Nice Mother Shipton and (late) congrats on the Alder Moth

  2. Cheers Alan. Just netted a Clepsis consimilana in the garden - previous early date was 31st May!

    Good to see you have kept up the mothing.

  3. Tim you could have got a lot more than Clepsis consimilana by waving a net at Arcot, thats for sure... :)