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National Moth Night, 9th July 2005

The Lancashire Branch observed National Moth Night by running a couple of light traps in the car park at Warton Crag Quarry.
We are grateful to Martin Tordoff for providing the equipment and expertise for the evening.

For a full list of what we found, click here

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Around midnight the moths came so thick and fast that we were covered with them!
The Moth Trap

OK! What have we got here?

I think that's a ..........
Opisthograptis luteolata<br>Geometridae
Brimstone Moth
Ouraperyx sambucaria<br>Geometridae
Swallow-tailed Moth
Habroysine pyritoides<br>Drephaidae
Buff Arches
Hermithea aestivaria<br>Geometridae
Common Emerald
Notodonta dromederius<br>Notodontidae<br><br>This is the rather less colourful northern form in a not very typical pose.
Iron Prominent
Arconicta psi/tridens<br>Noctuidae<br><br>The Gray Dagger and the Dark Dagger look the same in the field, so this is the best we could do.
Grey/Dark Dargger
Eilema lurideola<br>Arctiidae
Common Footman
Thyatria batis<br>Thyatridae;
Peach Blossom
Agrotis exclamationis<br>Noctuidae
Heart and Dart