Some Moths from June 2010

July 12th 2010

It has not been a good month for moth trapping as the evenings have been cold, wet and windy. Despite this there have been one or two nice records.

White Ermine taken by Agnes Dickson at Inverkirkaig June 2010
White Ermine taken by Agnes Dickson at inverkirkaig June 2010
Pyrausta purpuralis by Fiona Phipps at Clachtoll 18th June
Pyrausta purpuralis by Fiona Phipps at Clachtoll 18th June

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Recent Sightings

Grasshopper Warbler

single 'reeling' bird, Little Assynt Tree Nursery (Val Badger) (24/04)

Blackcap

single singing male at beginning of path to Kirkaig Falls, Inverkirkaig (Gwen Richards) (24/04)

Speckled Wood butterfly

two butterflies on Torbreck croft (Gwen Richards) (24/04)

Stoat

single animal climbing up house drainpipe, Clachtoll (Susie Bower-Browng)  (24/04)

Cuckoo

two birds seen and heard Drumbeg peat road (DAH) (23/04)

Chiffchaff

single bird singing Cnoc Glas, Drumbeg (DAH) (23/04)

Black-spotted longhorn beetle (Rhagium mordax)

single in Achmelvich garden (Richard Evans) (22/04)

Palmate Newt

two in Loch Leathad a'Phris Droighinn, Clachtoll (Ian Evans and Gwen Richards). One of these was a male in breeding condition. (22/04)

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