|Moth identification evening|
Last night was a National Garden Scheme open evening at Shandy Hall, when viewing the gardens and identifying moths combined. The full moon and cloudless sky of the previous night conspired to keep moth numbers down but a good variety of species made it more than worthwhile. Poplar Hawk-moth, Buff Ermine, Pale Prominent, Honeysuckle Moth, Pale-shouldered Brocade, Ingrailed Clay, Rustic Shoulder-knot, Clouded-bordered Brindle, Barred Umber and May Highflyer were identified and released.
The last two species on that list are new to Shandy Hall but no there are no photographs on the blog to confirm. If any of the photographers who were there last night have an image of either of these species, please email them to me and I'll include them. Why didn't I manage to record them with my own camera? I'll draw a veil over my incompetence...
|May Highflyer (Hydriomena impluviata)|
|Barred Umber (Plagodis pulveraria) Fig.11|