Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Saron, last night

A very exciting night - emptied/collected between 3am and 4.30am. Thanks for the tip off and will be trapping again tonight.  Catches from my moth trap and the actinic porch light totalled 82 macro species (with some similarities to Chris who is only afew miles away). Of note were Ghost Moth, Map Winged Swift (first for me, see photo), Beautiful Carpet,, Scallop Shell, Sandy Carpet, Brussels Lace, Red-necked Footman (4 of them - a first for me, see photo), Double Dart, Dot Moth, Miller, Light Arches (another first for me), Double Line (see photo), Scarce Silver Lines, Gold Spangle, Gold Spot and Dusky Brocade.

I also caught several micros which I have not yet had time to ID.





5 comments:

  1. Brilliant, Sally - being up high is not necessarily too much of a handicap when the weather's good.

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  2. Well done Sally. That's a bumper haul, and some lovely new species for you.

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  3. Yes Sally, an excellent result, don't know about you but I was especially pleased to see Red-necked Footman (2 of them here), and would be equally delighted to have Map-winged Swift - not had one yet. Haven't had Double Line and Gold Spangle this year so far but did have Sharp-angled Carpet on Tuesday night, looking forward to Cloaked carpet which should be around any time now!

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  4. The Red-necked Footman was a first for me here and I was really thrilled to get a few - and easy to ID! The catch took most of the day to ID and still working on micros - getting rather behind with my other work! I've had several Sharp-angled Carpets over last fortnight - no Cloaked Carpet yet. I have had no Magpies this year yet - usually abundant here - have you had any yet? Lots of Small Magpies!

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  5. No Magpie Moths as such yet, but there's been a Magpie caterpillar crawling around the woodshed, looking for somewhere to pupate I guess. So the species is still around!

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