Sunday, July 10, 2011

June Moths and Butterflies

A selection of the butterflies and moths we have found during June. Some in our garden, in the moth trap or just on our walks in Dumfries and Galloway.

1 cinnabar

The Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae

Aethes cnicana

Aethes cnicana

Bactra lacteana

Bactra lancealana

bird-dropping-moth

unknown bird dropping moth

Blastobasis-lacticolella

Blastobasis lacticolella

brimstone-side

Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata

brimstone-top

Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata

buff-ermine (2)

Buff Ermine Spilosoma luteum

Caloptilia syringella

Caloptilia syringella

Celypha-lacunana (2)

Celypha lacunana

chimney-sweeper

Chimney Sweeper Odezia atrata

clouded-border

Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata

Clouded-Bordered-Brindle

Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata

common wave

Common Wave Cabera exanthemata

common-blue-butterfly

Common Blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)

common-heath (2)

Common Heath Ematurga atomaria

common-heath

Common Heath Ematurga atomaria

common-white-wave

Common White Wave Cabera pusaria

Crambinae sp (2)

Bactra lancealana

Crambinae sp

Bactra lancealana

dagger

Grey Dagger Acronicta psi

dagger-2

Grey Dagger Acronicta psi

double square spot

Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum

double square spot-face

Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum face

Dusky brocade

Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa

Epiblema cynosbatella

Epiblema cynosbatella

flame-carpet

Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata

flame-shoulder (2)

Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta

garden grass veneer

Garden Grass Veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella

garden grass veneer-2

Garden Grass Veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella

ghost moth-wing

This wing found under the moth trap, baffled us first but then we identified it as a Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli humuli but had not had a live one, until…

ghost-moth

…the next day Male Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli humuli

ghost-moth-2

Male Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli humuli

ghost-moth-female-side

… and later in the month - female Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli humuli

ghost-moth-female-top

Female Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli humuli

Green-Arches

Green Arches Anaplectoides prasina

green-caterpillar

Green caterpillar

grey pug

Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata

Gypsonoma sociana

Gypsonoma sp pos sociana

hairy-caterpillar prob ruby tiger

Hairy caterpillar prob Ruby Tiger

ingrailed-clay

Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica mendica

July Belle moth

July Belle Scotopteryx luridata

knot-grass

Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis

large-skipper

Large Skipper ( Ochlodes venatus )

large-yellow-underwing

Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba

large-yellow-underwing-face

Large Yellow Underwing face Noctua pronuba

Lychnis

The Lychnis Hadena bicruris

magpie-moth-caterpillar

The Magpie Abraxas grossulariata caterpillar

moth

Any ideas?

mottled-beauty

Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata

pos Eucosma cana

pos Eucosma cana

red-necked-footman

Red-necked Footman Atolmis rubricollis

ringlet

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

rivulet

The Rivulet Perizoma affinitata

sandy-carpet (2)

Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata

scarce footmancaterpillar

Scarce Footman Eilema complana caterpillar

Scoparia ambigualus

Scoparia ambigualis

silver-ground-carpet

Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata – tons of these around!

silver-hook

Silver Hook Deltote uncula

six spot burnet-caterpillar

Six-Spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae caterpillar

six-spot-burnets

Six-Spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae

six-spot-burnets-1

Mating frenzy!

small-copper

Small Copper ( Lycaena phaleas )

small-fan-foot

Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis

small-heath-butterfly

Small Heath butterfly

small-micro-side

Micro Cydia sp

small-pearl-bordered-fritillary

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary ( Boloria selene )

small-pearl-bordered-fritillary-underside

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary ( Boloria selene )

small-tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly ( Nymphalis urticae )

straw-dot

Straw Dot Rivula sericealis

wall-butterfly-side

Wall butterfly (Lasiommata megera)

wall-butterfly-top

Wall butterfly (Lasiommata megera)

white-ermine

White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda

white-ermine-underside (2)

White Ermine underside

4 comments:

Catches the Eye said...

Beautiful I didn't know there where so many species.

Poppy said...

What an amazing selection!! I had no idea there were so many varieties either!! Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing :)

Caroline Gill said...

A superb collection! We have recently returned from our hols in your lovely part of the world. We spent a day around Whithorn and another at the Mull of Galloway. Sadly we were too early for all but the odd butterfly - and there were no dragonflies about. But we loved the Red Squirrels near Lockerbie and saw an Osprey at Threave.

Valerie Harrison said...

It is a lovely part of the world and glad you enjoyed your stay. It has not been a good year for butterflies here so far.