Monday 23 March 2020

Week 1 Self-Isolation Mothing

In spite of a rather cold night (3°C) we had 11 macro and one micro species from our usual two traps.  These included our first Early Tooth-striped for this year, a selection of Orthosia moths and three moths that had over-wintered as adults (Pale Pinion, Satellite and Emmelina monodactyla).

We have just invested in the new caterpillar book illustrated by Richard Lewington and look forward to a new hobby in the coming months of self-isolation.  Two days ago we saw our first larva of the year - that of a Fox Moth heading off to pupate.

Carolyn & Evan

Early Tooth-striped

Polymorphic Clouded Drabs

Early Grey

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