Thursday, 21 August 2014

mid-August cold spell provides a surprise

Felt cold to come home from Turkey for me, but obviously cold for moths too as numbers have been subdued in the last week as night-time temps have dropped into single figures. Still managed a new one, and a wetland species at that, which are generally few and far between in my garden given the lack of suitable water within the vicinity.
Bulrush Wainscot (female) - new for garden 18th August

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Holiday Ticks

Been away for a couple of weeks but thanks to gendet by Andy Banthorpe I have added two moths to the garden list without being in the UK. A pug that was worn and I could not recognise from 22nd June turned out to be a Sloe Pug and the suspected Small Clouded Brindle from 2nd June (previously illustrated on blog) has been confirmed. Beating these however is this large beauty found on the walls of my short term residence, a villa in Turkey, last week.

Oleander Hawkmoth, Dalyan, Turkey 8th Aug 2014