Friday, 31 May 2013

Trickling in

Only 2 moths in the trap last night but the yellow barred brindle was only the second one I'd caught here. Also a buff ermine, but still desperately slow.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

First signs

First sign of moth activity with heart and dart and a brimstone in the trap last night, but still slow going.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Recent moths

Blogger has for some reason been refusing me access for the past couple of days but has relented this morning. Trap was out in the garden night of 6/7May. Some moths in, some outside on the ground which were 3 Hebrew Character, 3 Early Thorn and a female Emperor. The Emperor was a little dishevelled and wet with dew. I dried her in the sun and she became very active. I wanted a pic so 'cooled' her, when I took her from the fridge to photograph  - you can see the result

so now the problem was what to do with a set of Emperor eggs! They are nestling in a blackthorn bush still on the lid - so any advice is welcome!

There was a nice Herald in the trap

plus 3 Water Carpet, 12 Hebrew Character, 2 Red Chestnut, 2 Early Grey and 2 Common Quaker.

This pretty Plume also. Is it a Common? I wasn't able to pin it down from the Micro book

This rather tatty grey was in as well - I gave up. Any ideas?

Ian HW

Sunday, 5 May 2013

At last

First decent moth of the year last night with a migrant dark sword grass in the trap. Otherwise just one common quaker.