Interesting Insects

1st August 2010, Sunday

Given that it is turning into a good year for interesting migrants I have been running the moth trap fairly regularly over the last week. Highlights have included yet another Sussex Emerald, a Gem, and a Tree-lichen Beauty (trapped at ‘Green Acres’ on the ridge near Watch Cottage). I have also been turning up several Oak Eggar, including a couple of fantastic rich brown males, and a Honeysuckle Moth, a micro which I haven’t seen before but which also turned up at ‘Green Acres’. Also of interest this week were a Brown-banded Carder Bee (Bombus humilis) at Castle Water, and my first Moss Carder Bee (B. muscorum) feeding on an ornamental shrub at Lime Kiln Cottage.
Male Oak Eggar

Sussex Emerald
Tree-lichen Beauty