Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mixed Fortunes........18,19/10

In the middle of some very cold weather, the 18th was fairly mild. This seemed to spur a few moths into action with 10 species being present. In contrast the 19th was the coldest night so far, my temp. gauge read a low of just 0.9°C. As a consequence, the only moth present was a waterlogged and deceased Angle Shades on the ground by the trap. The rest of this week looks to be similar, so spartan times are ahead me thinks!

Frosted Orange
3rd record this year.

 Large Yellow Underwing
Still the odd one in flight.
Count for 18-10-
  1.  Shuttle-shaped Dart- 3
  2. Large Wainscot- 2
  3. Garden Rose Tortrix- 2
  4. Feathered Thorn
  5. Black Rustic
  6. Common Marbled Carpet
  7. Large Yellow Underwing
  8. Frosted Orange- 3rd record
  9. Blair's Shoulder-knot
  10. Blastobasis lacticolella

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