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

Saturday, 29 March 2014

From the garden traps

After a prolonged spell of cooler nights and indifferent days, I had the garden traps back out last night as the weather is hopefully on the turn again for the better (certainly today was pretty warm and sunny). No big numbers or surprises, but both traps did okay.

0688  Agonopterix heracliana  2
1047  Acleris schalleriana  1
1497  Amblyptilia acanthadactyla  1 (NFY)
1524  Emmelina monodactyla  3
1663  March Moth (Alsophila aescularia)  3
1746  Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata)  2
2187  Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)  12
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  9
2190  Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)  6
2243  Early Grey (Xylocampa areola)  2

Early Grey

Hebrew Character

Acleris schalleriana

Like most (all?) early spring Acleris spp., this one has overwintered so fairly worn.


Katie (Nature ID) said...

That Hebrew Character is gorgeous!

Skev said...

Yes Katie, it's one of those really common species that can look a bit brown and 'sameish' after a while, but fresh females like this one are a bit more contrasty and pretty smart.