Garden lepidopterans July 2009

There were 5 species of butterflies on the buddleia on 24th, inluding 2 commas.


Moths in the light trap included marbled green

marbled green

Dusky sallow

dusky sallow

(Lesser?) common rustic

common rustic

Nut tree tussock

nut tree tussock

Burnished brass

burnished brass

Pale prominent - mimics a piece of tree bark.

pale prominent

pale prominent

Dark arches

Dark arches

Small waved umber

Small waved umber

Small magpie

Small magpie

Scalloped oak

scalloped oak

Peppered moth - typical form and the famous melanistic form carbonaria photographed 30 June

peppered moths

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