Saturday, 10 July 2010

Moth Haul 08 July

Strikes me that Gazza could do with a bit of moth trapping, might keep him out of mischief and help him avoid the wrong sort. His heart's in the right place and I've no doubt it would fill in a bit of time whilst waiting for the fish to bite. He could have started in Rothbury last night, whilst many people were glued to the 'breaking news' I found my attention wandering to the myriad of moth species that were flying through the screen as dusk fell. Sky News proved to be the best coverage of the moths though despite my best efforts I failed to ID a single species. Hey ho.

Thursday night provided some more newness in the trap with six new species amongst the 16 trapped.

1175 Bramble Shoot Moth 1 - new
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 3
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave 1 - new
1713 Riband Wave 2
1758 Barred Straw 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet 1
1776 Green Carpet 1
1860 Green Pug 1 -new
1906 Brimstone 1
1941 Mottled Beauty 1
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth 1
2089 Heart & Dart 1 - new
2293 Marbled Beauty 2 - new
2474 Straw Dot 1 - new
2492 Small Fan-foot 3
one micro unidentified

22 moths, 16 species

1175 Bramble Shoot Moth
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave
1860 Green Pug
2089 Heart & Dart
2293 Marbled Beauty
2474 Straw Dot (mid-escape)
unidentified micro

1 comment:

Stewart said...

The micro is Catopria falsella. I reckon?