Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Early Pale Brindled Beauty

Our Winter Moth Scheme garden trap last night produced this rather early Pale Brindled Beauty as well as the usual Winter Moths and a Mottled Umber.  We started this scheme last year trapping every week and our first Pale Brindled Beauty then was on the 13th of February.  Waring states that the usual flight period is January to March but occasionally they can be seen in late November and December.  Ours may be related to the abnormally mild climate for this time of year.  The minimum temperature last night was 6.1°C.

Carolyn & Evan


1 comment:

  1. Good reward for your bravery in putting the trap out in such windy conditions. There are a number of December records for Pale Brindled Beauty, all from Ian's Rothamsted trap (including one on Christmas day) except one from Penryhncoch on 27/12/87.
    Tony

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