New Moths Found on 28 June 2009

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Wow, it's Hawk Moth time!  The trap included two huge Privet Hawk Moths and an Elephant Hawk Moth.  Most impressive.  And we also caught a brand new species.  Rob had seen this last week near the trap and on approaching what he thought was probably a shrivelled leaf it flew away.  Being more cautious this week he managed to photograph the spectacular Lilac Beauty

Others worth photographing included:

Others in the trap were many Heart & Darts, many Uncertain or Vine's Rustics, many Common Footman and Double Square-spots, new for this season the Dot Moth, several Riband Waves, some Dark Arches, a few Bee Moths, a Celypha lacunana or two, some Grey or Dark Daggers, a few Stenoptilia/Platyptilia, a Sycamore and a Common Emerald.

Lilac Beauty Privet Hawk Moth Elephant Hawk Moth Elephant Hawk Moth taking off Buff Arches Buff Arches' hairdoBuff Ermine (male) Brimstone Moth Peppered Moth V Pug Chrysoteuchia Culmella Crambus Agg.

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