Saturday, 10 May 2014

A good night and a new site

Having gained permission to trap on a new site, mixed woodland and farmland, believed to have been un-mothed before, I and a couple of others ran 4 MV and 1 Actinic traps, left out overnight in shelter from the predicted rain.

The list has 134 moths of 44 species and there were a few micros and pugs taken away for further examination.

The most common species were Flame Shoulder, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Marbled Brown, Orange Footman and Brimstone.

Species new for my year list at least were White-pinion Spotted, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Oak Nycteoline,Common White Wave, Yellow-barred Brindle, Pale Tussock, Oak-tree Pug, Oak Hook-tip, SpectacleGreen Carpet, Waved Umber, Clouded Silver, Pebble Hook-tip, Seraphim, Small Waved UmberWhite Ermine, Common Wave, Pale Mottled Willow, Angle Shades, Pine Beauty, Common Pug, Pale Oak Beauty & Poplar Hawk-moth.

 Angle Shades
Poplar Hawk-moth

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