A site dedicated to a homemade garden Moth Trap and the amazing contents found within. My interest was sparked in 2009 by my then 4 year old son, Louie. He and his sister Keely help me in the mornings, photographing and releasing the contents of this Bedfordshire trap. I hope you enjoy the Blog!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Under leaden Skies......24/03
Early GreyLead-coloured Drab Small Quaker
Grey was the order of the day,(or the night) with a bumper crop of 25 of 9 species on a very mild evening. Temperatures hovered around 11-12°C helped no doubt by the heavily overcast, rainy weather.
Highlights were my 1st Early Greys and another different Lead-coloured Drab. The list is as follows-
Common Quaker- 6
Clouded Drab- 5
Early Grey- 4- New for the garden
Agonopterix heracliana- 3
Hebrew Character- 2
March Moth- 2
Small Quaker- 1
Emmelina monodactyla- 1
Lead-coloured Drab- 1- 2nd Record!
I had 2 traps out last night and once again the 30w twin out performed the portable 12v trap.