Saturday, 12 March 2016

Early days yet....

Perhaps it was still a bit on the cold side last night (11/3/16), but there were six species in the Pwll garden actinic - common quaker, Hebrew character (2), red chestnut, March moth (2), clouded drab (3) and dotted border. The weather looks more favourable tonight - cloudy and warmer.

Above: a selection of last night`s moths. Clockwise: dotted border, clouded drab, common quaker, March moth, red chestnut and Hebrew character.

                                                        Above: one of the March moths.

Postscript: whilst getting the actinic ready to put out again tonight, I noticed this oak beauty (see below, with a damaged wing) sitting on the outside of the trap - somehow I missed it when rushing this morning - so a total of seven, rather than six, species.

3 comments:

  1. Nice photos, Ian. My Early Moths were quite late, so perhaps I will have to wait until April to find a March Moth!

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  2. How do you get six moths to pose like that 😜. Well done, I'm going to try tonight.

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  3. Sheer willpower and talking gently to them! Seriously, put them in the fridge and tap them out gently, then edge them together with a thin twig.

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