Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Lobster Anyone?

The only thing new for the year in the garden trap last night was a Lobster Moth, Others included Shoulder Stripe, Great Prominent, Early Tooth-striped Pale Prominent, Early Grey.

I collected some nests last autumn and the first moths have emerged today.  Unfortunately one escaped that looked very like a White-shouldered House Moth, but could not be sure the others where Skin Moths - Monopis laevigella.


Ina and Tony

2 comments:

  1. Do you mean birds' nests? Which ones…out of nestboxes? Some of my boxes have fleas so I'm not keen on handling them!!

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  2. Yes, tit nests from last year collected in the winter. The count so far is bird lice, thousands; woodlice, several dozen, mainly husks as they are inside the spiders; various earwigs and flies by the hundreds!!! AND so far three moths. :-)

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