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

Friday, 9 July 2010

06/07/2010 Garden Trap

It's been a busy week at work, badly timed to match the superb developing conditions. It means that the garden traps have been doing well but I've not been able to keep up with reporting. I ran the traps on 06/07, off on 07/07 as I was out, back on last night which was mega, and they are on tonight with more traps left at a local site. It's going to be a very busy early start I think! I'll summarise 6th and catch up over the weekend.

06/07/2010 : Total catch 292 of 80sp
(125W MV 150 of 69sp; 80W/100W actinic/tungsten combo 142 of 46sp)

First for year in garden:
0440 Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 1
0866 Brachmia blandella 1
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 3
1439 Trachycera advenella 2
1726 Large Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata) 1
1754 Phoenix (Eulithis prunata) 1
2031 White Satin (Leucoma salicis) 1
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 1

Phoenix - first since 2006

White Satin

Highest counts:
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 55
2089 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) 32
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) 12
2381 Uncertain (Hoplodrina alsines) 12
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 11
2322 Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea) 10

Best of the rest:
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1669 Common Emerald (Hemithea aestivaria) 1
1690 Small Blood-vein (Scopula imitaria) 1
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) 3
2011 Pale Prominent (Pterostoma palpina) 1

Common / Lesser Common Rustic - one of the nicer variants


Bennyboymothman said...

Manic isn't it! with this weather i'm spoilt for choice where to go, although i'm running 1 trap in the garden tonight after nearly a week not run in the garden.
Thaks, yes the Lappets were stunning and Beautiful Snout well I doubt i'll see another unless I travel further afield south-west.
Nice White Satin and same, I've only ever had 2 Phoenix, common my bumcheek!

Ann Flowers said...

I just recently discovered your blog and am so glad I did. What a sweet post!