Tuesday 23 April 2013

Purple Thorn

One Heath trap in a mixed woodland last night produced 20 moths of 11 species. Purple Thorn and Water Carpet were our first for this year. The full list was: Common Quaker 6, Clouded Drab 3, Hebrew Character 2, Twin-spotted Quaker 2, 1 each of Purple Thorn, Pale Pinion, Dotted Border, Water Carpet, Chestnut, Engrailed (a very dark specimen) and Diurnea Fagella.
Purple Thorn
Water Carpet

1 comment:

  1. Lucky you! My trap on the NE bog,Cors Caron, caught 9 moths of 7 species which I put down to the chilly night,clear sky and bright moon. Perhaps I should have been in the wood!


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