Category Archives: Moths

White Satin Moths at Ainsdale.

The past few days has seen the emergence of hundreds of White Satin moths at Ainsdale. This event, known as ‘an irruption’ is very localised and occurs over an area not much bigger than a football pitch. From Mid-May onwards … Continue reading

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An Irruption of White Satin Moths at Ainsdale

On Monday 6th June I visited Ainsdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve to witness a spectacular event. An Irruption of White Satin Moths. This moth Leucoma salicis has a wingspan of 37 – 50 mm and the wings have a beautiful … Continue reading

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Close up 2

I forgot to add what I think is possibly my best entry for the Close Up competition. Wing expansion phase of the White Satin Moth.   Taken with my Panasonic Lumix from a distance of about 7.5cm. 1/500 sec @ … Continue reading

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Close Up

My local camera club has introduced a set subject for our next monthly competition. It is CLOSE UP. I’m not sure if they just mean macro photography or getting in close to the subject. Here are my entries. At least … Continue reading

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An Irruption of White Satin Moths

During the past week there has been an irruption of White Satin Moth, (Leucoma salicis) at Ainsdale Local nature Reserve. The event is very localised occurring in an area of just 200 square metres, south of the Ainsdale Discovery centre. … Continue reading

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Caterpillar hunt at Ainsdale LNR

Yesterday was overcast with not a breath of wind. Perfect conditions for Natural History photography do I drove up to Ainsdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve to see what I could find. I wandered through the dunes and wet slacks and found a … Continue reading

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Orchids and Moths

Last weekend I made  couple of visits to Ainsdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve to see what was about. I saw four different species of Orchid. There were plenty of Marsh Orchids and Pyramidal Orchids. One of my favourites was the … Continue reading

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