Sunday, 20 December 2009

December Mothing - 1

Weather has been a bit temperamental during December, with a lot of wind and cold nights. No point putting the sheet out in those conditions! Here are a few caught during a couple of warm, still nights.

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A Plume Moth, Stangeia xerodes

Possibly Thrincophora signigerana
TORTRICIDAE : Tortricinae

This one was taken inside. Apologies for lack of quality of image but that's what happens when short people stand on stools trying to photograph moths on the ceiling!! :-)

Unfortunately, the moth expired before I could catch it to take outside.
Pyralid of some kind, maybe?
Here's an unidentified Noctuid.
If anyone knows what these two are, please let me know.