Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Moth Thread

*late addition*
A micro we had a couple of was ID'd by GB as Acleris emargana, Notch-wing Button, which was already on the list, but a nice one to see.


18:00-22:30 ish when I left. Overcast and 11 degrees at first the cloud cleared and temperature feel to about 9 degrees. 12 species recorded by the time I left, but maybe more after that. My favourites of the night were December Moth, Streak and Autumnal Rustic. Complete list (to when I left) below. Moth of the night was Feathered Thorn, of which there were at least 7 when I left. Apart from November "types" which were slightly behind I don't think any other species registered more than two individuals.

Moth trap

Hairy and finely antenna'd December Moth

Streak - easy to remember!

Autumnal Rustic

List in no particular order:
December Moth
Red-line Quaker
Pink-barred Sallow
Feathered Thorn
Autumnal Rustic
Common Marble Carpet
Spruce Carpet
Red-green Carpet
November type moths - Nov/Pale Nov/Autumn - not identified to species

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