Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Pay Off...........

.............and finally, after wind, rain and more unsavoury conditions the 240th macro for the year rears it's furry head! This is one of just a few target species left (see last post).

December Moth

Friday, November 12, 2010


Not too much about lately and in fact, I've barely put the trap out of late. With high winds and temperatures hovering around 0°C I had more than a few blanks, so this was the first attempt this week. It was still very windy but temps were back up to around 10°C.
Just  1 Turnip Moth for my efforts, though I did think it may have been a Pearly Underwing when I first saw it. All the books seem to suggest Turnips have gone back to the earth at the end of October. I'll have another go tonight as on the wish list are; Sprawler, Scarce Umber and December Moth.......

Turnip Moth

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thorn Again!.........02/11

Despite blustery conditions, the trap produced 5 moths of 4 species. It's the 1st time I've had more than 1 Feathered Thorn, the other one was a bit daggy so I didn't bother with a photo.
It looks like the same again for tonight but even warmer with more blowy conditions........

Feathered Thorn
  • Turnip Moth- 1
  • Lesser Yellow Underwing- 1
  • Garden Rose Tortrix- 1

Monday, November 1, 2010


As good a night as could be hoped for at this late stage in the campaign with 9 moths of 8 species. Also a year tick in the shape of  a Rosy Rustic, quite late compared to last year's records. Low cloud, a still evening and a reletively high temperature could be the reason for this unexpected catch.

Rosy Rustic

 Angle Shades

 Feathered Thorn
The Catch-
  1. Yellow-line Quaker- 2
  2. Angle Shades
  3. Feathered Thorn
  4. November Moth agg.
  5. Pale Mottled Willow
  6. Light Brown Apple Moth
  7. Willow Beauty
  8. Rosy Rustic- Year Tick