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RSPB Insh Marshes field trip - July 25th 2012

This was the twelfth field trip of the season and I believe the first to have decent weather! Eleven folk gathered to go through a moth trap run the previous night and then walk around the RSPB’s Invertromie trail. In what had so far been a terrible season for moths, due to low temperatures, we were lucky to get a decent haul of moths, indeed our total for the day was an extremely impressive 93 species, made up of 74 macro-moths and 19 micro-moths. Then the sun shone for our walk and we were able to add 9 species of butterfly and 5 species of dragonfly/damselfly.

Full species list below. Thanks to James Hammond for his micro-moth identification skills.

Pete Moore

James Hammond

A Ringlet settles on James Hammond's apple.




Micro-moths Dragonflies/Damselflies

Common Blue
Dark-green Fritillary
Green-veined White
Meadow Brown
Northern Brown Argus
Small Heath
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Small Tortoiseshell

Angle Shades
Antler Barred Straw
Beautiful Golden Y
Broken-barred Carpet
Brown Rustic
Burnished Brass
Chimney Sweeper
Common Lutestring
Common Marbled Carpet
Common Wave
Common White Wave
Coxcomb Prominent
Dark Arches
Dotted Clay
Double Square-spot
Dusky Brocade
Flame Carpet
Flame Shoulder
Garden Tiger
Gold Spangle
Grass Rivulet
Great Brocade
Green Arches
Green Carpet
Green Pug
Grey Arches
Grey Dagger
Grey Pine Carpet
Heath Rustic
Ingrailed Clay
Iron Prominent
July Belle
Large Emerald
Large Yellow Underwing
Lempke’s Gold-spot
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Lesser Swallow Prominent
Light Arches
Light Emerald
Ling Pug
Marbled Minor aggregate
Middle-barred Minor
Mottled Beauty
Pebble Prominent
Peppered Plain Wave
Poplar Grey
Poplar Lutestring
Pretty Pinion
Purple Bar
Purple Clay
Riband Wave
Scalloped Hook-tip
Scarce Silver Y
Silver Y
Silver-ground Carpet
Silvery Arches
Six-striped Rustic
Small Dotted Buff
Small Rivulet
Small Square-spot
Smoky Wainscot
Smoky Wave
Snout Straw Dot
Swallow Prominent
Tawny Speckled Pug
True Lover’s Knot
Welsh Wave
Yellow Shell

Agriphila straminella
Agriphila tristella
Apotomis sororculana
Argyresthia brockeella
Argyresthia goedartella
Eleophila nymphaeata
(Brown China-mark)
Eucosma campoliliana
Eudonia lacustrata
Eudonia truncicolella
Gillmeria pallidactyla
(Yarrow Plume)
Incurvaria pectinea
Pandemis cerasana
(Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix)
Scoparia ambigualis
Scoparia ancipitella
Stenoptilia pterodactyla
(Brown Plume)
Stigmella betulicola
Stigmella continuella
Stigmella lapponica
Udea lutealis

Black Darter
Common Hawker
Emerald Damselfly
Four-spotted Chaser
Golden-ringed Dragonfly






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