Thursday, 30 June 2016

Garden Tigers are Around

The small actinic trap and porch light in combination attracted a small but select group of moths last night, including FFYs Garden Tiger, Double Dart and Large Fruit-tree Tortrix:


                       

Also present, Clouded Border, Barred Straw, Peppered Moth, Common Wave, three Buffs: Arches, Ermine and -tip, Brussels Lace, Ingrailed Clay, Udea olivalis (2) and Brown House-moth (lots of these around the place recently).

Monday night produced a similar return, the only new arrival being a Crambus sp. which I think must be C.pascuella:


2 comments:

  1. Nice to see the double dart, Chris - one of Maenol`s specialities it seems. Awful mothing weather - I went out for c 30mins yesterday pm to look for daytime moths in an area of diverse habitat - but the wind was too strong for the net and the moths were hiding deep in the vegetation anyway, so no moths. The first marbled white butterflies were out though.

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  2. Yes Ian, I had thought that the appearance of DD was late this year, but it was the same date last year - 29 June. Hopefully there will be more. If the weather prediction for tonight is correct I will probably put a trap out.

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