Tuesday 25 February 2020

February Moths - at last a break in the weather.

Fourteen species on the edge of woodland last night at Yns-hir.
First Brindled Pugs (5), Oak Beauty (2), Small Quaker (9), Small Brindled Beauty, Engrailed and at the bottom of the bucket the object of my affections at this time of year was one Yellow Horned!
12 macro and 2 micro species, in all 85 individuals.
Ina and Tony
Brindled Pug

Clouded Drab

Dotted Border

March Moth

Oak Beauty

Pale Brindled Beauty

Small Brindled

Small Quaker

Yellow Horned

Yellow Horned

Saturday 22 February 2020

Common Quaker

Our catches this morning included our first Common Quaker for this year, albeit deformed, and this unusually well marked Tortricodes alternella.

Carolyn & Evan

Sunday 16 February 2020

Small Brindled Beauty

… a late addition to our catch yesterday.  We found this recently deceased Small Brindled Beauty - dark form (fl 15mm) in our conservatory today.  We caught our very first one of this species on the third of February last year.

Carolyn & Evan

Saturday 15 February 2020

March Moths

We set two traps last night before Dennis came along and caught our first March appearing moths for this year - March Moth, Early Moth and Mottled Grey in the woodland and a Hebrew Character in the garden.

Carolyn & Evan
March Moth

Early Moth

Mottled Grey

Hebrew Character