Friday, 30 October 2015

Late Moths

It was another reasonable night in the garden last night with the actinic trap bringing in 49 moths of 20 species.  Amongst them were singletons of Common Marbled Carpet, Bordered Beauty and, on its last legs, an Engrailed.  The latter pair are the latest I've ever recorded them and in fact prior to this year I've never had an October record for either one (the Bordered Beauty is actually the third specimen seen here this month and was potted up on flowering ivy, seemingly unfazed by the trap running a few metres away).

Common Marbled Carpet, Westcott 29th October

Bordered Beauty, Westcott 29th October

Engrailed, Westcott 29th October

The remainder of the catch comprised Agonopterix arenella (1), Red-green Carpet (3), November Moth agg (4), Feathered Thorn (7), Turnip (1), Large Yellow Underwing (1), Black Rustic (1), Sprawler (2), Tawny Pinion (1), Grey Shoulder-knot (1), Green-brindled Crescent (1), Merveille du Jour (1), Dark Chestnut (4), Brick (7), Red-line Quaker (3), Beaded Chestnut (4) & Angle Shades (4).

Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks

1 comment:

  1. A number of things running late this year, although the only that surprises me among these 3 in Bordered Beauty. I had a Shuttle-shaped dart this week.


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