Saturday, 22 July 2017

Small Square Spot - Moth Update VC60

The moth trap was switched on Sunday night (18th June 2017) and again the evening was warm, but a full moon was lighting up the night sky over Nether Kellet in Lancashire.

The moths recorded were as follow:

Cypress Tip Moth 1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 2
Heart & Dart 6
Large Yellow Underwing 2
Riband Wave (non banded form) 1
Riband Wave 1
Green Carpet 1
Small Square Spot 1
Common Pug 1
Ingrailed Clay 1
Since-dotted Wave 1
Silver Y 1

The Small Square Spot was a welcome surprise. I had not seen on at home (VC66) in the garden since 2010.

Here are another two photos of Cypress Tip Moth.

Whilst photograph the moths the White-tailed Bumblebees were busy collecting nectar from the Blackberry bushes.

Also a Wren sat for a few minutes in the sunlight

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