Mostly Moths 2017

  • In reply to Noisette:

    OK, let you off this time!!! Lol

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    New one yesterday morning, a Small Eggar

    It would have been hot off the press but my 6 month old hard disc died & had a new one under garantee. It still cost me 70 euros to have all my stuff transfered though! Funny old guarantee!! Nice to get this moth though, there were a few others but haven't sorted them yet!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    It's a beauty H!  Got some pics from the other night not sorted yet (blame Peregrines & Mr K) but my latest acquisition is LBAM larva currently pupating in a piece of kitchen towel in a box on my dining table (where else? Lol)

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Least Black Arches larva? Looking forward to your photos Wendy, must look & see what Mr K has been up to!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Sorry H!  Light Brown Apple Moth (not posted latest Mr K yet but will do soon!)

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    They are arriving thick & fast now! Last night & this morning I had 23 moths of 9 species. new ones this year being :

    A Garden Carpet

    Several Clouded Drab

    & Twin-spotted Quaker

    I'm back off to the reserve tonight for another attempt at a trap, the last one got rained off!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Good stuff to start us off H, nowt here as too windy/wet/chilly but ... LBAM now a chrysalis with a jettisoned head!!! Lol  It's sooo tiny!  Pics soon

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Ron mentioned you have gales & snow coming! Good news on the tiddler, was it a caterpillar you found, I can't remember?

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Finally sorted ...

    Unknown Moth from house

    From Moth trap

    This larva subsequently wrapped itself in fold of Mothing sheet

    Sent a pic to this guy ...

    Steve Ogden

    Attachments21 Feb (5 days ago)
    to me
    Hi Wendy
    I would think it's a larva of one of the micro moths - possibly a Tortrix species. Difficult to be sure as many have to be reared through to be sure.
    One found in all months is The Light Brown Apple moth - Epiphyas postvittana. These have some tiny black spots (stemmata) to the side of the mouth which can help with identification. Yours may have these but are out of sight.
    Caterpillar images attached.
    Very easy to rear if you wish to confirm identity.
    So I popped larva into aerated box & it immediately wrapped itself in kitchen towel & never came out to eat any more ... last night I found this
    So we'll wait & see ... so tiny only 10 ml !

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    So it could be a suprise moth, keep us allin suspenders until it hatches! LOL

    Not sure of the first but 2nd moth looks like an Agonopterix sp have a look here www.ukmoths.org.uk/.../page2

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France