Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dalgety Bay, Fife - Moth try harder

Who needs a moth trap when you have a head torch, a net, and warm still weather? The missus went to sleep early so I went for an impromptu half hour walk around the square, which turned out a cracking list of lovely creatures. Bizarrely the addition of Foxglove Pug prompted me to notice I hadn't recorded Foxglove, which has been in flower for a good while now!

Still, it looks like I'm back into the tight tete-de-la-course. Until Christian declares 1000 next week, that is ...

The list additions:

631 Psallus ambiguus A bug
632 Campaea margaritaria Light Emerald
633 Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines
634 Hypena proboscidalis Snout
635 Eupithecia pulchellata Foxglove Pug
636 Digitalis purpurea Foxglove
637 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell
638 Tinea trinotella A micromoth
639 Crambus perlella A micromoth
640 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave
641 Byturus tomentosus A beetle
642 Eupeodes luniger A Hoverfly


  1. Nice one Ali, Great way to go mothing and clearly very productive.

  2. Excellent. Must be honest the trap makes me lazy with everything presented on a plate, well egg carton. Used to do lots of dusking and it's been ages. Must do some soon. I've been spurred on

  3. Active searching also turns up other goodies. There's a woodlouse hunting spider that I see regularly on tree trunks at night but never anywhere else. Also Dromius quadrimaculatus suddenly appears to be abundant! The night is a different planet