Well I said it was cold, but... The rest of the trap this morning! Ina
|2 Flounced Rustic and 1 Setaceous Hebrew Character|
We found this small moth (fl13mm) posing like a micro moth on the cable of one of the traps we set in our neighbour's woodland last night. It later opened up when we noticed the slightly concave leading edge and prominent palps. After some searching we decided this had to be one of the many forms of the Oak Nycteoline. Our catch also included Hedge Rustic and Flounced Rustic in double figures, six more Anomalous, Autumnal Rustic and a Feathered Gothic.
Carolyn & Evan
We ran an MV light in some mixed woodland and caught just 40 macros and 7 micros, many of them in rather battered condition (result of storm Ellen?). Most numerous were Common Marbled Carpet, Rosy Footman and Brimstone. We had 4 different Thorns: Early, Dusky, August and September.
Tony and Ina
A small selection from C80 species on the coast on Friday night. Although not as warm as the nights have been lately we recorded a lot of old favourites too. Flounced Rustic, Black Arches, Dingy Footman and of course Large Yellow Underwings were the most numerous.
|Heart & Dart. A little late for the party!|
More new species for the garden on Tuesday night: Double Kidney, Magpie, Pandemis cinnamomeana and Catoptria margaritella. Further evidence of movement was a Pearly Underwing (only my second here) and a Water Veneer. Small Dusty Wave, on the other hand, is apparently an Aberystwyth speciality.
I can see the longitudinal stripes are accentuated along the veins by wear but the other markings are 'blobby' lacking the usual crispness.
We found this attractive Meal Moth (Pyralis farinalis) in our kitchen this morning. We suspect it is related to our bulk Red Cross delivery of bread flour from our family during lockdown! We were challenged initially because of its size and upturned abdomen simulating a male Geometer.
Carolyn & Evan