Friday 21 March 2014

Small Quakers

With a threat of frost at night from the weather forecasters we tried a last minute trap at Ynys-hir last night.
51 Small Quakers and double figures of Common and Twin-spotted Quaker and Clouded Drab, 7 Brindled Pug and 5 Early Grey.  104 moths of 12 species in total.
Red Chestnut.


  1. How many traps and which lamps are you using ? I tried my new 8w lamp with 18amp battery in Coed Dolgoed and was pleased with the response on Mon night. I read that actinics lose their efficacy after one season so its best to change a lamp before it goes black at the ends and dies on you.

  2. One 30w actinic skinner run from mains. I was told the same thing by Jon Clifton, but these 2 lamps are about four years old and used regularly....keep saying it's time they retired!
    Glad you were pleased with the 8w. We are thinking of trying a generator, but just for one hour'ish sessions. Watch this space. ;-)


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