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This seems to be a common moth which I snapped at Station Burn but I'm having problems identifying it, maybe someone can help. It may be a silver ground carpet moth. As you can see it'sa day flying moth.


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#2
The Adventurer Wrote:This seems to be a common moth which I snapped at Station Burn but I'm having problems identifying it, maybe someone can help. It may be a silver ground carpet moth. As you can see it'sa day flying moth.

Spot on The Adventurer.
Silver Ground Carpet moth. Not a day flying moth but easily disturbed during the day giving that impression.
Also very variable markings. here's one I took last night and you wouldn't think it was the same species.


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Some photo's from the coast this morning...


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Couple of shot's from yesterday.(Ringlet Butterfly & Earwig)


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#5
A few shot's from today....Burnett Moth's at Church Bank..lot's hatching out, you can see one on last photo..


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Fisherman I was at Rainton Meadows today and like you I came across a lot of newly hatched and also emerging from the chrysalis 5 spot Burnet's. There was a load of other species flying around but sadly a lack of birds.


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Hi Birdman, hope you don't mind me asking do you know what these moths are?
taken over the last week or so...Moths are a minefield to me.:eek:
Ive also had a few very fast flying large brown moths flying over the moors of Northumberland/Durham border on a few visits lately which never settled for a photo.


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#8
Steve 1 is a Silver ground carpet and 3 is a Small White Wave but I cannot identify 2 but maybe Birdman can and also confirm 2. He identified 1 for me just a week or two ago.
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Steve Egg Wrote:Hi Birdman, hope you don't mind me asking do you know what these moths are?
taken over the last week or so...Moths are a minefield to me.:eek:
Ive also had a few very fast flying large brown moths flying over the moors of Northumberland/Durham border on a few visits lately which never settled for a photo.
Hi Steve,
No 1 the adventurer has correctly identified the Silver Ground.
No 2 Looks like a Middle-Barred Minor, Oligia fasciuncula. lots of them about just now and very variable in colour ranging from pale to almost chestnut.
No 3 Latticed Heath, Chiasmia clathrata clathrata.

Hope that helps. The big brown moth remains a mystery until you can get it to stay still for a photo shoot.Big Grin
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#10
Here's one from last night for the Adventurer to identify.

It doesn't have a tail so it's not a mouse. Big Grin

PS. I've removed the name so no cheating.


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