Moths Continued

Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole

The moth trap continues to produce a wide variety off moths, the main difficulty is identifying them, lots of ” Brown ” ones which sometimes I think should just be called “Brown Ones” !!.

However I’ve made attempts at identifying these but i’m afraid some may be wrong. Corrections from any experts welcome.

This is really just a record of whats been identified

Copper or Svenssons Underwing Copper or Svenssons Underwing

Large Yellow Underwing Large Yellow Underwing

Dusky Sallow Dusky Sallow

Bright Line Brown Eye Bright Line Brown Eye

Noctua Janthe Noctua Janthe

Peppered Moth Peppered Moth

Bordered Beauty Bordered Beauty

Drinker Drinker

Ruby Tiger Ruby Tiger

Yellow Tail Yellow Tail

Early Thorn Early Thorn

Brimstone Brimstone

Orange Swift Orange Swift

Scolloped Oakj Scolloped Oak

Flame Shoulder Flame Shoulder

Shuttled Shaped Dart Shuttled Shaped Dart

Dun Bar Dun Bar

Six Spot Burnet Moth Six Spot Burnet Moth

Alchemyst Alchemyst

Common Rustic Common Rustic

No doubt more to follow I hope

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About Sadeik

You may ask why "Sadeik" well it means friend in arabic. Worked in Jordan a lot doing tree surgery you see. I have worked in forestry since I left school with a two years in Telecom. Went back to forestry and tree surgery as it may not have paid as much but was far more interesting and dangerous. Spent a lot of years mountaineering, caving and canoeing too. At 29 I went to Bangor University to study Forestry and soil science then did an MSc in Water engineering all very interesting. By a quirk of fate in 1995 ended up helping sort out the woodland and park at Wimpole, funny thing was then I only intended to stay six months or so, but 18 years later I'm still here learning all the time. That's the best bit, if I wasn't able to learn something new every year I would not have stayed and as you get older you realise that the grass is not so green in the next field after all. In fact my patch is getting greener while much of the rest is getting browner.
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