Monday, 28 July 2014

More June Hayes Moths

Small Blood-vein, Scopula imitaria.  Geometridae.   Hayes, 19 June 2014.
Small Blood-vein, Scopula imitaria.  Geometridae.   Hayes, 19 June 2014.
Some more of my moths, because they are pretty or interesting.  This is the first time I have seen Small Blood-veins in Hayes.  This one is posed on one of the pieces of tree bark I have been collecting for such photographs.

Cabbage Moth, Mamestra brassicae.  Noctuidae.  Hayes, 22 June 2014.
Cabbage Moth, Mamestra brassicae.  Noctuidae.  Hayes, 22 June 2014.
This one is on my measuring paper, marked in 5mm squares.  There are a few moths like this, and this species can be distinguished by the small curved spur on its front tibiae.  You can see one here, at the top left.  Mothers need to remember to watch for a few of these unusual distinguishing features for just a handful of species.

Beautiful Hook-tip, Laspeyria flexula.  Noctuidae.  Hayes,  June 2014.
Beautiful Hook-tip, Laspeyria flexula.  Noctuidae.  Hayes,  June 2014.
This one actually gets to have "Beautiful" in its name.  It's a pity the the background is so unflattering!  It does look very smart, though, wherever it rests.

Green Pug, Pasiphila rectangulata.  Near my back garage door in Hayes on 17 June 2014.
Green Pug, Pasiphila rectangulata.  Near my back garage door in Hayes on 17 June 2014.
A small but pretty moth.  There are many Pugs, and most of them are hard to tell apart.  With this one we are lucky.  There are only two that have such a green shade.  Green fades quite fast from moths, so this must be a fresh specimen.

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