Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Sunday, 2 August 2020
Recent trapping sessions have produced few macros of interest amongst the hoards of Yellow Blunderwings, although Friday night did produce a FFY, Twin-spot Carpet. A few micros are worthy of mention, even if they are mostly fairly common species:
Parornix sp., probably anglicella
I haven't discovered how to align these images side-by-side under the new system. Why do they have to change these things? The old procedure seemed to work well.
Posted by Chris Handoll
Saturday, 1 August 2020
I trapped for two nights in a row, and despite favourable conditions, especially last night, numbers have been low. Three quarters of the trap have been Large Yellow Underwing or Small Chinamark, the latter seem to love the margins of my small pond.
Rosy Footman was the most striking macro, an FFY.
I also added to my collection of unremarkable brown moths, again only clinching the id with a picture.
Finally there were some very small extras at the bottom of the trap.
Friday, 31 July 2020
I haven't caught much lately and mostly Large Yellow Underwing at that. A friend of mine in Norfolk is catching lots and has sent me a few shots, including, like Dai, a nice Purple Thorn. I now realise that my Lunar Thorn of a few weeks ago was in fact Purple, and the more I look, the more obvious it is. Apologies to all.
Thursday, 30 July 2020
Early in July, from around the 9th, I started to see rather a lot of Timothy Tortrix, in and around the trap. 16+ to start with, then over 40, the following trap day on the 13th saw 250+, on the15th it was an estimated 350. Friday 17th, my Garden Moth Scheme day, they were counted to at least 400, but since then I have seen, at the most, 3 each trap morning. It dawned on me rather late that it might be an interesting phenomenon, so belatedly took some rather poor pics. There were TTs all around me, simply too many to accurately count.
Posted by Jane H