Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Woodland Moths

I ran a single MV trap in nearby woodland last night for the usual three hours from dusk.  Despite some welcome cloud cover at last, light drizzle and the chilly easterly breeze combined to ensure that it wasn't all that pleasant a night and it still became quite cold quite quickly.  However, numbers of the early spring species do now seem to be building up locally.  Only one micro, Diurnea fagella, was tempted out but there was a reasonable supply of macros:  Yellow Horned (1), March Moth (2), Shoulder Stripe (2), Brindled Pug (3), Small Brindled Beauty (4), Oak Beauty (2, one quite a dark specimen), Red Chestnut (5), Small Quaker (10), Common Quaker (36), Clouded Drab (5), Twin-spotted Quaker (1), Hebrew Character (2), Pale Pinion (1), Early Grey (1), Satellite (8) & Chestnut (14).

Oak Beauty, 15th March

Twin-spotted Quaker, 15th March

Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks  

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