Thursday, 21 May 2015
Small Square-spot and Buff Ermine
No, that's not a terrible crime fighting duo, but two of the moths new for the year i caught recently. The Small Square-spot was in the Rothamsted Trap in Crowmarsh amazingly, given its reluctance to attract and catch anything recently. The Buff Ermine was in my garden in Didcot, the first moth I have caught in three nights! Also, had Treble Lines, which was new for year for me, at Crowmarsh in an MV light trap I left out all last night which managed to catch a grand total of 5 moths. Had more moths on my butterfly transects today where I found Small Yellow Underwing, about 20 Burnet Companion, a handful of Grass Rivulets (numbers still building but considerably lower than previous years on the Rhinathus stuffed field margins), a handful of Silver Y, Silver-ground Carpet, Common carpets, Green Carpet, Yellow Shell, Treble-bar, Lesser Treble-bar, Cinnabar, Nettle tap, and Crambus lathoniellus.