Thursday, 20 February 2014

Some wet beauties

Great stuff, finally ran a trap away from garden as part of my monthly survey at Harcourt Arboretum and got plenty of personal firsts for 2014 last night despite wet conditions. 12 species included: Chestnut, Dotted Chestnut, Hebrew Character, Small Quaker, Common Quaker, Pale Brindled Beauty, Oak Beauty, Spring Usher, Red-green Carpet, March Moth, Torticodes alternella and Agonopterix spp (probably heracliana but TBC). Numbers not great with just 33 moths but a welcome start. Marc Botham


  1. Nice one! I had a Common Quaker in the garden last night so things are definitely starting to move now.

  2. Yep, I'm rearing to go. My garden's still not doing well at all. Despite going outside in just a t-shirt last night because it was so mild, no moths in trap. Mind you I keep having to shelter the trap as the wind is just relentless up on the ridgeway, so perhaps there are moths around but they can't get anyway near the trap :).


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