Saturday 11 April 2015

A Good Night's Catch

We set three traps last night and caught 275 moths of 20 macro species, the most numerous being the Common Quaker with 91 in just one trap.  New for us this season were Early Thorn, Purple Thorn, Lunar Marbled Brown, Frosted Green and Pine Beauty.

In the afternoon we took a walk near Ynyslas and also found caterpillars of the Scarlet Tiger feeding on Foxglove which is not listed in Manley as one of the food plants.

Carolyn & Evan

Early Thorn

Purple Thorn

Lunar Marbled Brown

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