Monday, 14 November 2016

Ten species...

There were ten species of moth in the Pwll garden trap last night (13/11) including one migrant and one FFY. They were: Blair`s shoulder-knot 1, pine carpet 1, Nov. moth agg. 8, dark sword-grass 1 (the migrant), yellow-line quaker 1, red-line quaker 1, common marbled carpet 1, feathered thorn 2, mottled umber 4 (FFY), Epiphyas postvittana 2. So, there`s still moths to be had!

Above: Blair`s shoulder-knot. For a few happy but deluded seconds as I `potted up` this moth, I thought that I had a sprawler, but upon taking it indoors I quickly realised that it was n`t!
                                                        Above: dark sword-grass.
Above: a poor shot of a nicely-marked mottled umber (FFY). Keep an eye out for scarce umbers.

4 comments:

  1. Nice moths, nice photos: good stuff, Ian. My trap's out tonight, but I don't expect results as good as yours.

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  2. Beautiful Mottled Umber , my two have been rather dully marked. My trap is out, lots of midges and suchlike so far.

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  3. Well done Ian, not so good here, Sunday night was my first trapping opportunity this month and yielded three moths: Merveille du Jour, Feathered Thorn and R/L Quaker. I'd love to see photos of your Yellow-line and Red-line Carpets!!

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  4. Ha! thanks Chris! Obviously `crossed wires syndrome`...I`ll correct the `carpets` to `quakers` in the text.

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