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mark smyth

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BULB LOG 45 --- 5th November 08
« on: November 06, 2008, 09:08:32 AM »
Another excellent page of photos and information.

The moth is a silver Y and migrates north in the summer months. I didnt see any here this year. They can hear! Next time anyone sees one flying click your fingers. They will react by jumping.
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Re: BULB LOG 45 --- 5th November 08
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 09:46:46 AM »
While Crocus longiflorus is indeed in the same section as Crocus medius were you thinking of series Ian ?
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Re: BULB LOG 45 --- 5th November 08
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008, 09:54:11 AM »
Another excellent page of photos and information.

The moth is a silver Y and migrates north in the summer months. I didn't see any here this year. They can hear! Next time anyone sees one flying click your fingers. They will react by jumping.
Mark thank you for the moth ID - I knew some one would tell me and save me searching.
It was difficult to get a good picture when it was on the crocus and maybe it was reacting to the noise I was making as well as the visual.

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While Crocus longiflorus is indeed in the same section as Crocus medius were you thinking of series Ian ?

Andrew yes indeed what a difference a word makes.
Like most of us my first port of call for information is Brian Mathews book CROCUS and he groups the Crocus into a number of series
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Re: BULB LOG 45 --- 5th November 08
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 02:02:00 PM »
Silver Y (Autographa gamma) have been fairly common this year in my garden. A few years ago Roy Sexton asked me to set up my Robinson MV moth trap in a butterfly orchid meadow in Fife. We caught a silver Y with three pollinia stuck to its eyes. It cannot survive the winter in Britain.
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Re: BULB LOG 45 --- 5th November 08
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 02:07:32 PM »
Silver Y (Autographa gamma) have been fairly common this year in my garden. A few years ago Roy Sexton asked me to set up my Robinson MV moth trap in a butterfly orchid meadow in Fife. We caught a silver Y with three pollinia stuck to its eyes. It cannot survive the winter in Britain.

Ought I to go out and see if I can find it and give it somewhere warm to  overwinter, then ?? :o ???
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Re: BULB LOG 45 --- 5th November 08
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 02:13:24 PM »
They don't hibernate Maggi. Some fly south but most linger and die. In southern Europe they fly all year. Here they would just sit about and be picked off by small predators.
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Re: BULB LOG 45 --- 5th November 08
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008, 07:12:04 PM »
Ian I think I may have shown this earlier This is C Speciosus Aino "improved version of Oxonian" from Antoine Hoog with quite purple stems.
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Re: BULB LOG 45 --- 5th November 08
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008, 10:13:58 PM »
Super pictures of the silver Y moth , Ian.  I found it difficult to get close enough to photograph them on my sedums and their wings seemed to quiver all the time. Maybe they are slowing down now.  I haven't seen any since the snow last week.
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