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

Sunday, 13 June 2010

From the garden trap, 12/06/2010

Fourth and final post of the evening.

I ran the garden traps last night for the first time in about a week. Conditions were not great, and there was light rain by early morning. Overall catch was a very modest 93 of 35sp (125W MV 40 of 22, 80W actinic 53 of 21).

First for year in garden:
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1931 Peppered Moth [intermediate form] (Biston betularia f. insularia) 1
1961 Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) 3
2120 Ingrailed Clay (Diarsia mendica) 1
2155 Dot Moth (Melanchra persicariae) 1
2340 Middle-barred Minor (Oligia fasciuncula) 1
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 1

Highest counts:
2089 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) 30
1376 Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata) 7
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 4
1819 Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata) 4
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 4

Best of the rest:
1991 Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) 1
2028 Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) 1

I've potted a couple for photos, but they'll have to wait. It's raining heavily here now so no trapping tonight. Flaming June my arse!


Bennyboymothman said...

Good catch mate! still ticking over here but managed a Satyr Pug from Marshland last night which was nice, pics soon!
All the best

Skev said...

Satyr Pug! That's damned rare here in VC55 - 6 or so records. I'm hoping things pick up again soon, some warm sunny days for clearwing hunting would be nice.