A few more moth shots to share with you today folks. Tim Brain kindly brought a spectacular species in that he had caught at home near Rumbling Bridge – a Merveille du Jour, which translates from French as ‘Marvel of the day’. Not particularly rare, but it favours mature Oak trees. A first for me, and I think you’ll agree it really is rather striking! It certainly lives up to it’s name…
A second generation Burnished Brass was also a surprise catch this morning, given that they are usually caught in May and June:
This Frosted Orange was the second of this species caught this week, and is expected at this later stage of the season:
The Grey Chi below caused quite a stir when the BBC featured the as-yet unidentified moth on their ‘Day in Pictures’ section. Responses came in from as far afield as Quebec! It has subsequently been confirmed, after Tim consulted a number of ID guides, and fellow moth specialists.
A couple of increasingly common moths as the season moves on are Rosy Rustic and Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing. The former is actually rivalling the Large Yellow Underwing as the most frequently trapped species at present, with 22 in today’s catch.