Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Its all Go in the Garden!

Yesterday was quite windy in the garden but I put the moth light out not really expecting much. I was quite pleasantly surprised to see a whole variety of moths in the box after only a couple of hours with the light on.
(Elephant Hawkmoth)
The most impressive was an Elephant Hawkmoth Deilephila elpenor which had hidden itself under the egg boxes. Good thing I always check underneath!
(Peppered Moth)
A Peppered Moth Biston betularia was next into the jar along with a Heart and Dart which falls in to the small brown job category!
(Angle Shades)
A slightly more interesting brown job was an Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa.
(Lime Hawkmoth)
My neighbours have obviously clocked the searchlight in the back garden and this has provoked some interest in what the crazy bloke next door is up to now! John presented me with a pot which contained a Lime Hawkmoth which was found during a walk into Sutton! Thanks John!
(Common Frog)
I had a Red Admiral butterfly in the garden but it did not stick around for the paparazzi! A Common Frog was photographed in the pond the other day. It’s all go in the garden!


  1. Decent haul Kev. Still need Peppered Moth here. What light trap have you got?

    1. Cheers Pete I have borrowed Dodge's box with a monster of a bulb!! Only put it on for a couple of hours and bingo! Got a few unidentified moths but as experience of these grows there should be less on this list....