Saturday, 11 April 2015

My week in moths

Well, spring definitely seems to have arrived - at last - in South Bucks. The days have warmed up, although there have still been frosts at night.

I've run 4 traps, one in a parkland setting, 2 in the garden and one in a woodland.

Not a vast amount of moths, but at least there were new ones on each night for my year list.

Common Quaker and Hebrew Character were the most-caught, with 11 and 19 respectively across the sites.

The new species were Red Chestnut (in fact, a lifer for me), Double-striped Pug, Agonopterix ocellana, Streamer and Pine Beauty (only the second ever in the garden).

 Pine Beauty
Red Chestnut

Also appearing were Small Quaker, Early Grey, Engrailed, Oak Beauty, Clouded Drab, Emmelina monodactyla and Diurnea fagella.

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