24.5.15.

Had to cut the morning short. Heavy rain stopped play!

Luckily for me and Ken it was one of the better days at The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Wardens Office. With 11 different species of moths seen. Plus 2 Cockchafer’s.

Nice to see species of Ermine moths together…

White Ermine…

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I think this Buff Ermine must have been freshly emerged, by the look of the wrinkled wings…

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There were 2 Engrailed this morning…

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A moth I took yesterday, and at the time didn’t have identification for.. is this Scopiinae…

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Its was nice to find my 1st Common Swift at Highgate Common. I get to see these at work quite a lot. Its a moth that can get overlooked from above. But its profile for me is very smart looking…

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Found the 2nd Maidens Blush this year, this one a bit lower down the wall. so easier to photograph…

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The 1st Purple Bar I’ve seen this year…

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Although I’ve now invested in a small set of step ladders (which is way safer and better than standing on unsteady logs) the next 3 moths were still out of reach. So not the best of photos..

Pale Tussock…

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Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella)…

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Although high up, this photo gave me enough information, to know I had a new moth for my list. Its called a Grass Rivulet…

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This next moth decided to take off before I got a chance to photograph it. But luckily Ken did manage to get this one. So thanks Ken for this Green Carpet photo. I’ve not got a photo of a Green Carpet. So I will be keeping my eyes open over the next few days…

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Took a photo of one of the Cockchafers before the heavens opened up, and we had to run for cover. I do hope the weather picks up, for my week off…

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