Saturday, 29 November 2014

Black Friday

I ran a single MV light in Bernwood Forest, Bucks for a few hours last night and ended up with well over 100 moths, a very pleasing result for this time of year even if 90 of them were the same species!  Apart from all those December Moths, the trap caught Acleris ferrugana (probably), Red-green Carpet, Winter Moth, Feathered Thorn, Scarce Umber, Mottled Umber, Sprawler and Chestnut.  Back home at Westcott the garden trap just managed double figures, yet another Udea ferrugalis being joined by December Moth (4) as well as singletons of Agonopterix heracliana, Winter Moth, Mottled Umber, Dark Chestnut and, believe it or not, a very battered Snout.  Dave Wilton

Bernwood Forest, 28th November



  1. Looks like you've lost about 80 egg boxes Mr Wilton?

  2. I thought I'd remove a few before taking the picture to avoid those comments but it obviously didn't work...

    For the uninitiated, I tend to use LOTS of egg-boxes (the Waitrose nine-egg variety being my favourite in the circular Robinsons), so at packing-up time it can take me a minute or two longer to go through the catch than some others who prefer to give the moths hardly anywhere to hide!


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