Search
Post Archives
Facebook
Acknowledgements

A special thanks to Sussex Wildlife TrustFriends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Flag Ecology for their contribution to the funding of the new RX-wildlife website.

Website design and maintenance by Andy Phillips.

threecubes@gmail.com

Blog Index
The journal that this archive was targeting has been deleted. Please update your configuration.
Navigation
« Cloud Appreciation from the Clifftop | Main | Rye harbour Moths »
4:05PM

Clifftop Moths

It seems only a few days ago that I was moaning about chilly nights and single figure moth catches, not so yesterday though, when after a warm and overcast night I found 48 species in and around my Fairlight garden trap-more like a good day in July.

These included seven species of Pug-I find these very difficult and release any worn ones but identified Double-striped, V, White-spotted, Foxglove, Lime-speck, Mottled and what seems to be Channel Islands Pug-not as exotic as it sounds- "currently well established along the length of the  Sussex coast "; the food plant, Tamarisk,  grows close to our house.

Other good ones were Cream Spot Tiger [the spots really are creamy, but cameras render them white], Grey Birch, Water Carpet, the tiny Monopis weaverella, and, for a bit of spectacle, this Eyed Hawk.

Last night it rained hard, so down to 23 species, but these included 3 Cream-spot Tigers, a Tawny Shears, and a distinctive micro that I haven't been able to identify so far...

References (1)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: Tutuapp Vip

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>