Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Saturday, 10 May 2008

From the garden trap - 08/05/2008

Getting nearer to the garden mothing annual landmarks of 25 species / 10 micro species in a night.

Total catch 35 of 20sp.
(125W MV 13 of 11sp., 80W actinic 22 of 14sp.)

Eriocrania subpurpurella 1
Phyllonorycter blancardella 1
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 1
White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 3
Agonopterix arenella 1
Scrobipalpa acuminatella 1
Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 7
Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata) 1
Emmelina monodactyla 1
Chinese Character (Cilix glaucata) 1
Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 2
Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 4
Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata) 1
Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata) 1
Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 1
Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 3
Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica) 2
Least Black Arches (Nola confusalis) 1
Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 1
Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 1


Small Magpie - a smart pyralid

3 comments:

Andy Mackay said...

And what did I have in my garden trap? ONE moth. One fucking Early Grey. But on the plus side I did add both Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat to my house list.
Last night was 100% better - TWO moths!!

Skev said...

One Early Grey, in these conditions - shocking! Have you tried turning the light on? Seriously though, I'll bet that you aren't checking the trap till gone 09:00? Anything sitting outside the trap will have long before you get there.

Andy Mackay said...

No, I've been checking it around 07:30 most mornings. I'm buggered if I'm getting up earlier than that just to look at moths! I don't ever expect there to be much on the outside of the trap, but surely the moths inside shouldn't have escaped. I suspect it's much more to do with the bastard farmers spraying the field behind the house with poisonous crap.