#16

I'm going to have to use different site. Robin cleaned the place up before I got to trap at 6.15 this morning.
The sheet had absolutely no moths on it. usually 20+ moths if not many more on the sheet. Overnight min of 11C
The different site won't be near as good...or convenient, but would be outside this Robin's territory.

0468 Rhigognostis incarnatella 4
0663 Diurnea fagella 8
0670 Depressaria daucella 1
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 1
1053 Acleris hastiana 1
1663 March Moth (Alsophila aescularia) 9
1746 Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata) 1
1852 Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata) 1
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 5
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty (Phigalia pilosaria) 11
1930 Oak Beauty (Biston strataria) 3
1934 Dotted Border (Agriopis marginaria) 16
2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 14
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 45
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 18
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda) 11
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 17
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 2
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 7

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#17

Mild and misty here last night. 3 moths.
Common Quaker x 1
Chestnut x1
Early Grey x 1.
Early Grey was one I didnt have last year.

#18

I've selected new site for GMS and ran trap last night for this week and the results are remarkably similar!!

0468 Rhigognostis incarnatella 1
0663 Diurnea fagella 17
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 1
1044x Acleris ferrugana/notana 1
1663 March Moth (Alsophila aescularia) 9
1746 Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata) 1
1769 Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) 1
1852 Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata) 1
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 4
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty (Phigalia pilosaria) 6
1930 Oak Beauty (Biston strataria) 11
1934 Dotted Border (Agriopis marginaria) 13
2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 20
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 37
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 31
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda) 25
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 25
2236 Pale Pinion (Lithophane hepatica) 1
2237 Grey Shoulder-knot (Lithophane ornitopus) 1
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 2
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 5

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Half-cocked Registered User
#19

I put out 2 traps last night and my old 15w caught more than my fancy new 40w GMS trap - I hope I haven't picked a bad site for the GMS. At least all species were present in both (I can't run both on GMS nights).

Total catch:

Common Quaker x13
Early Thorn x2
Early Grey x3
Plume x2
Double-striped Pug x2
Hebrew Character x 12
Epiphyas postvittana x2

#20

I put the 40w actinic out last night and caught 4 moths.
1x Clouded Drab
3 x Hebrew Character



Closer look at the detail... looks like a carpet

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#21

Damp 8C early in night falling to 5C by dawn.
4 hibernating/overwintering species.

1852 Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata) 5
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 9
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty (Phigalia pilosaria) 2
1930 Oak Beauty (Biston strataria) 2
1934 Dotted Border (Agriopis marginaria) 1
2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 7
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 32
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 53
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda) 17
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 26
2236 Pale Pinion (Lithophane hepatica) 1
2237 Grey Shoulder-knot (Lithophane ornitopus) 4
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 14
2256 Satellite (Eupsilia transversa) 2
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 2

Compare to last week 17 Diurnea fagella and 8 March Moths last week, none this week and only a single Dotted Border compared to 13 last week.

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#22

A cool, dry (lovely) starlit night here which brought no moths.
So far the MV light hasn't made any difference though I think it was another week before we really got established last year. I might put the actinic out tonight.

Half-cocked Registered User
#23

Temp dropped to 4.4 last night but still got a few:

Hebrew Character x4
Common Quaker x3
Early Grey x3

The Early Greys all had a lovely pinkish tinge that doesn't really show up on the photos.

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Half-cocked Registered User
#24

littlebug said:
Gave me a chance to use my new lens


What did you get?

#25

Half-cocked said:
Temp dropped to 4.4 last night but still got a few:

Hebrew Character x4
Common Quaker x3
Early Grey x3

The Early Greys all had a lovely pinkish tinge that doesn't really show up on the photos.


known as ab. rosea. In my experience most of the Early Grey are tinged pink, some quite strongly. I believe this form is unusual in many parts of Britain.

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#26

Half-cocked said:
What did you get?



Sigma 50mm F2.8 D Macro lens got it before Christmas but only getting to use it now. I'm looking forward to trying to get some half decent pics of micros as I just couldn't focus on the smaller things with the regular lens. Also... eyesight for the small stuff isn't great (or for the big stuff for that matter).

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thebishop Registered User
#27

Friday nights catch.
Common Quaker x 1
Small Quaker x 1
Hebrew Character x 1
March Moth x 1

#28

Kids spotted this lovely Angle Shades this morning by the front door. A bit early I think and new for my garden though I have had the caterpillars a couple of times (also on the front doorstep )

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#29

Just two Hebrew Characters this morning... and a wasp

Numbers way lower than this time last year despite the mild weather the last few days.

Half-cocked Registered User
#30

4 Early Greys
3 Hebrew Characters
1 Epiphyas postvittana

Min 7 degrees C last night. Disappointing. Still, its early in the season.

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