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17-08-2012, 15:18   #271
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Sounds like a Yellow Underwing of some sort - going by size I'd guess Lesser Yellow Underwing.
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17-08-2012, 16:26   #272
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Sounds like a Yellow Underwing of some sort - going by size I'd guess Lesser Yellow Underwing.
did a quick google search, could well have been it.

is there much of a variation between the amber/yellow colour?

the guy i saw looked very amber/orange in colour.
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I saw a Deaths Head Hawk Moth yesterday... pinned They're HUGE!!! It would be some shock to find one in the trap. Anyone ever seen a live one?
Not me, but, I believe this is a pic of a live one that turned up on a wall or tree in a new housing estate by the Liffey in Clane Co. Kildare 2 or 3 summers ago...a resident noticed it and phoned it into moths.ie who came along and got some pics...
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18-08-2012, 06:43   #274
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Just revisiting some of my records of Wainscots and would like opinions on the pic below. I had it down as Common but looking again at flight seasons and the posts above, I'm wondering if it is Smokey? Trapped regularly between 13th July and 10th August.
Definitely Smoky
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18-08-2012, 11:35   #275
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back to the low numbers in my own garden after some fairly heavy rain yesterday.
Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing x 3
Large Yellow Underwing x 2
Dark Arches x 2
Bright Line Brown Eye x 1
Garden Grass Veneer x2
Mother of Pearl x1

Mother of pearl new to me
Still working on identification of my 300+ island moth catch
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18-08-2012, 12:01   #276
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19 species, 93 moths total last night. 16.8 deg C. Getting quite a few very worn and faded individuals that are beyond ID. First Flounced Rustic of the season. I'm now convinced that my GMS site for the trap was badly chosen. I definitely get better catches on non-GMS nights when the trap is closer to the house. Possibly the neighbours security light is drawing moths from further afield. And the blasted Wren is always lurking at the bottom of the garden to feast on the catch

A friend up in Downpatrick had his large garden trapped by experts last weekend - 8 MV traps, 65 species, 568 moths. Puts my little efforts to shame!

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19-08-2012, 09:07   #277
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In the garden this morning:

-Willow Beauty (8)
-Common Rustic (3)
-Riband Wave (2)
-Lesser Yellow U (5)
-Lesser BBYU (8)
-Large Yellow U (10)
-Least Yellow U (1)
-Small Fan-footed Wave (1)
-Udea lutealis (2)
-Blastobasis adustella (3 or 4)

The Least Yellow Underwing is new for the site and by the looks of it, one of the few records for County Dublin.
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19-08-2012, 10:39   #278
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Well not my garden, but a nearby riverside to support a heritage week event later today. Was hoping for a hawkmoth or garden tiger. Ah well, at least a few new ones for me.

1350 Beautiful China-mark x 3
1732 Shaded Broad-bar x 1
1738 Common Carpet x 1
1759 Small Phoenix x 1
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent x 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing x 9
2321 Dark Arches x 2
2343x Common Rustic agg. x 3
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I was recording the moth below as a Silver Y but it seems very dark and markings slightly different to others I have photographed. Could it be a Beautiful Golden Y with a fused Y marking?

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It is Silver Y
The locally bred Silver Ys, as ones bred n cooler climates are usually darker than ones from say Southern Europe. This may well be an "Irish" Silver Y or one from nearby such as France.

Often see plenty dark ones in late Summer.

Had Peacock Butterfly in trap this morning. Peacock is now most numerous butterfly in my garden, which is saying something, because there have been loads of Large Whites and Small Tortoiseshells
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Friday nights catch.
Green Pug x 1
Double-striped Pug x 1
Garden carpet x1
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet x 1
Flame Shoulder x 12
Early Thorn x 1
Dark Arches x 4
Spectacle x 2
Dark Spectacle x 1
Straw Dot x 1
Burnished Brass x 1
Campion x 1
Mother of Pearl x 1
Bryotropha Domestica x 1
Rosy Rustic x 1
Ear Moth agg x 1
Small Square-spot x 1
Large Yellow Underwing x 24
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing x 14
Lesser Yellow Underwing x 5
Least Yellow Underwing x 1.
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This morning in the garden:

-Willow Beauty (8)
-Common Rustic (1)
-Lesser BBYU (3)
-Large Yellow Underwing (11)
-Lesser Yellow Underwing (6)

Also two Crossbills flying north. The Least Yellow Underwing from Sunday morning:

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Straw Underwing? Very pretty! Took me a while though despite such clear markings.

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I think this is a Spindle Ermine, but maybe an Apple Ermine?

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Straw Underwing? Very pretty! Took me a while though despite such clear markings.
It is and I think it's a few years since I've seen one

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I think this is a Spindle Ermine, but maybe an Apple Ermine?
I don't do these.
I've recorded Spindle and Apple Ermine as larva, but I think trying to ID the adults is futile
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