Saturday, 29 March 2014

The Moth Gods....

...have stopped scratching their nethers, got up and started releasing moths. For last night's GMS, I had more moths of more species than I've had so far in the whole year in the trap.

1 Common Quaker
1 Small Quaker (NFY)
2 Hebrew Character
1 March Moth (NFY)
1 Emmelina monodactyla (NFY)
1 Brindled Pug (NFY)
1 Shoulder Stripe (NFY):

The weather is looking pretty good for the next couple of nights as well, so let's see what happens.

(There was nothing at all in our little woodland trap yesterday, but this is probably down to the battery failing at some point in the night).

Saturday, 22 March 2014

This Week's Catch...

...another quiet week on the mothing front, with my garden catch comprising 2 Hebrew Characters and the woodland holding another 2 Hebrew Characters, 1 Engrailed and 1 Diurnea fagella.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

GMS Fail

In spite of the warm sunny weather yesterday and a realtively mild night, I caught nothing in my GMS trap last night. There was a pretty much clear sky and a full moon, though, so I guess that may have had an influence.

Meanwhile, in the local woods, 1 Dotted Border, and three new species for my year list in the shape of 3 Engrailed, 2 Diurnea fagella and 1 Agonopterix ocellana.

Looks like things are remaining mild for at least a bit, so hopefully some of the moths will move out of the woods and into the gardens...

Friday, 7 March 2014

Ah! Moths!

As last night was looking slightly milder, I thought I'd run the trap. In the end, it was pretty windy, but I was pleased to see my first Satellite of the year hiding in the boxes.

Also, at my local woodland site, 2 Chestnuts, 2 Hebrew Characters and 1 Small Brindled Beauty.