Monday, 27 October 2014

Only small numbers of moths, but....

Although there was an active breeze here on the coast last night (26.10.14), the overcast and slightly drizzly night suggested that it may be worth putting out a trap at home. There were only small numbers of moths in the trap but one was a `good one` - Palpita vitrealis, an immigrant pyralid of which there have been several sightings on the S English coast in recent weeks. So, there are still interesting records to be `squeezed` out of 2014, and there`s nothing easier than home trapping at this time of the year.




5 comments:

  1. Excellent record Ian. With S to SE winds forecast for most of the week, it looks like it'll be worth sticking the trap on...

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  2. Thanks George. You can see why the moth is called `vitrealis`, with its vitreous (glassy), `see-through` wings. I`ll try trapping later this week.

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  3. I'm very jealous. I was hoping for a Palpita before I headed to England for half-term, but no such luck. Now I'm in Chichester for a week, so I've got to rely on others for Carms highlights. Well done Ian!

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  4. PS 4th Carms record, the others were from 2006: Sept and Oct at Llansteffan Castle; Sept at Rhydcymerau.

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  5. Thanks for info etc Sam. That`ll teach you! - you should have stayed at Cnwc!

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