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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Another Oxyptilus laetus!

I caught 6 Diamond-backed Moths on Porth Hellick Beach  

  Early this evening, at Porth Hellick, I started doing a lot of sweeping with the net and once again it paid off as I caught my sixth Oxyptilus laetus, this time on Porth Hellick Down.

 Before this, mid morning there was a single Humming-bird Hawkmoth in me garden and 6 Swift were high over Longstones when checking the two moth traps in Mick's garden. Immigrants included up to 4 Dark Sword Grass, 10 Rusty-dot Pearls and a single Rush Veneer. A new one for me was a single Shark. 


Yponomeuta malinellus 1
Agonopterix nervosa 1
Mirificarma mulinella 1
Epiphyas postvittana 1
Acleris hastiana 1
Celypha lacunana 1
Epiblema uddmanniana 5
Eucosma cana 4
Rhyacionia buoliana 2
Grapholita janthinana 1
Chrysoteuchia culmella 5
Pyrausta cespitalis 1
Eurrhypara hortulata (Small Magpie) 1
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 10
Nomophila noctuella 1
Homoeosoma sinuella 2
Emmelina monodactyla 3
Peach Blossom 1
Common Emerald 5
Small Blood-vein 1
Small Fan-footed Wave 1
Single-dotted Wave 1
Riband Wave 15
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 2
Common Marbled Carpet 3
Grey Pine Carpet 1
July Highflyer 3
Common Pug 2
Double-striped Pug 2
The Magpie 1
Brimstone Moth 1
Swallow-tailed Moth 1
Peppered Moth 1
Willow Beauty 9
Brussels Lace 2
Buff Footman 2
White Ermine 1
Buff Ermine 4
Ruby Tiger 1
Heart and Dart 3
Dark Sword-grass 4
Flame 10
Flame Shoulder 2
Large Yellow Underwing 9
Ingrailed Clay 5
Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
Dot Moth 1
Bright-line Brown-eye 5
Lychnis 1
The Clay 1
Smoky Wainscot 1
L-album Wainscot 1
Shark 1
Small Angle Shades 3
Marbled Minor agg 32
Mottled Rustic 1

Dark Spectacle 1
Spectacle 1
Straw Dot 1
Snout 3
Pinion-streaked Snout 1
Small Fan-foot 1

  It was another cracking day and Tean and I went to St Agnes. We had a good walk around and managed to get a single Rush Veneer and 3 Silver Y. 3 male and 1 female Blue-tailed Damselfly were around the Big Pool.

Any ideas? 

Broom Moth caterpillar Thanks Sally

Nursey-web Spider with spiderlets on her back 

  Back on St Mary's, with Robin we went to the golf course and scanned all the other islands that we could see. We picked out one of the Buzzards over Tresco and shortly afterwards observed the female Marsh Harrier flying from Samson towards Annet. Then it was off to Porth Hellick where I caught a lot of Long-winged Conehead on the main track, the down and Deep Point. On the beach, immigrants I caught included a total of 6 Diamond-backed Moth and a single Rusty-dot Pearl with 3 Silver Y on Deep Point. The latter site I was rewarded with my first Scilly Lime-speck Pug, but it was Porth Hellick  Down that I scored with yet another Oxyptilus laetus!  How many are there on Scilly?

hoverfly sp? 
Looking from the Turks Head, St Agnes 

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