Saturday, 9 January 2016

Common Quaker

We were surprised to find this Common Quaker in our garden trap this morning along with plentiful Winter Moths and one Mottled Umber.  According to Waring these usually appear March to May but small numbers may emerge in mild spells during late autumn and winter. This was a first for us and  seems to fit with the abnormally mild weather conditions for this time of year, another sign of which were the plentiful number of garden slugs on the trap.

Carolyn & Evan


1 comment:

  1. This warm weather is really confusing some of our moths. Of the 2383 records we have only 2 previous records in January, one on the 3rd and one on the 30th.

    Tony

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