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

Saturday, 5 April 2008

From the garden trap - 03/04/2008

A pretty good night overall, with first of the year Double-striped Pugs, Early Grey and Light Brown Apple Moth plus a tatty Scobipalpa costella. Don't hold much confidence of a repeat tonight and the weekend looks dismal for mothing.

Total catch 38 of 11sp
(125W MV 18 of 8sp, 80W actinic 20 of 8sp)

Diurnea fagella

Scrobipalpa costella

Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 1

Emmelina monodactyla 4
Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata) 1

Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 3

Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 1
Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 8
Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 3
Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 14

Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 1


davidearlgray said...

Like the look of the moth Early Grey,just a shame it's not called Earl Grey instead!

Skev said...

As it happens, this particular individual did manage to inadvertently drop the Y - just after photographing it (note the wings are held a bit open as it was mid-way through revving up) it took off and flapped about manically in my kitchen for a few seconds before nosediving into my nice steaming hot mug of tea. The moth survived, albeit minus most of it's wing scales, and flew off strongly after I rescued it, but my tea was fucked.