30 May 2019: this occasional blog lists the moths caught the previous night in a MV Light Trap located in my north Hampshire garden.

For much more information about Hampshire moths, and moths generally, I thoroughly recommend visiting: http://www.hantsmoths.org.uk/

Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 2; Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 23; Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 3; Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 2; White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 3; Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 1; Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 2; Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina 3; Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae 3; Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 1; Great Prominent Peridea anceps 1; Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 3.

dartAbove: Left to right: Heart & Dart; Treble Lines; and Shuttle-shaped Dart. Paul Sterry/Nature Photographers Ltd

ermineAbove: Buff Ermine (left) and White Ermine (right). Paul Sterry/Nature Photographers Ltd

great promAbove: Great Prominent. Paul Sterry/Nature Photographers Ltd

pale promAbove: Pale Prominent. Paul Sterry/Nature Photographers Ltd

poplar 2Above: Poplar Hawk-moth. Paul Sterry/Nature Photographers Ltd


Recommended Reading:

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Collins Complete Guide to British Butterflies and Moths by Paul Sterry, Rob Read and Andrew Cleave