Tuesday, 5 April 2016

First go with the trap in 2016

So we put the trap out for the first time this year in Wolvercote, Oxfordshire, on 3rd April, and had quite a good haul, considering. Actinic bulb only, but we managed nine species (assuming I've got them all right, which I think I have): Chestnut, Clouded Drab, Early Grey, Epiphyas postvittana, Hebrew Character, Herald, Pale Pinion, Powdered Quaker and Twin-spotted Quaker. Of those, four weren't caught in the garden at all last year, which feels quite promising. A few photos below, a couple just to check we've got them right.

Steve and Xander Goddard

Chestnut, 3/4/16

Hebrew Characters, 3/4/16

Herald, always a pleasure to see, 3/4/16

Despite their differences, I think both Pale Pinions, 3/4/16

Powdered Quaker, 3/4/16


  1. Hi Steve & Xander, yes to the nice pair of Pale Pinions but I'm afraid no to the Powdered Quaker - that's just a Common Quaker.

  2. Blast -- never mind, and thanks for the correction, Dave. A very definite Common Quaker in among this morning's rather smaller catch.

  3. There's a very helpful image on the Northumberland Moths website which shows Powdered Quaker and Common Quaker side-by-side:


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