Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Realenga, Huétor Tajar, Granada Province, Spain.

Moths and from the garden.

Actenia brunnealis.
I got up and headed out into the garden to check the moth trap, there were a few species in there and I took some shots of a few but far from the full list. I have not run the trap for well over a year so just broke myself in easily and picked out a few of the nice looking ones.
Dysgonia algira (The Pasenger).
Heliothis armigera (Scarce Bordered Straw) ?????
These included Actenia brunnealis, Dysgonia algira (The Pasenger), Heliothis armigera (Scarce Bordered Straw) ?????, Clytie illunaris????? Pseudozarba bipartita, Xestia xanthographa (Square-spot Rustic),
Clytie illunaris?????
Pseudozarba bipartita.
Xestia xanthographa (Square-spot Rustic).
I have named this one in the past bt cannot remember it.


Tree-Lichen Beauty (Cryphia algae).
Tree-Lichen Beauty (Cryphia algae).
Once the moths were sorted I got on with some work trying to catch up with a years growth on all the trees, as I took the forst trug of rubbish out I saw an adult Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica) sat on the wires in the early morning light.
As I continued in the garden a good numer of European Bee-eaters (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster) were passing over on their way West, several Iberian  Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki) were coming into the garden raiding the fig tree as was a single female Golden Oriole (Oropéndola / Oriolus oriolus).
Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica).









2 comments:

Andy Mountford said...

Good to know you are getting back into moths Mick

LojaWldlife said...

I still find them hard work.