Saturday, March 12, 2011

10th & 11th

The warm but breezy conditions continue. It was 9°C as night was falling on both nights so the count on a still evening could have been huge. I have decided now to use the 25w BLB bulb along with the skinner every time I trap as I am already 11 species up on this time last year.

Oak Beauty
2nd Record on 10th March for this fantastic moth.

Emmelina monodactyla (1524)
A year tick- 10th March.

Common Quaker
Still top of the shop with another 19 over the 2 days- 65 in total.

Red Chestnut
Annoyingly after a reccy on 11th March, I found a Red Chestnut under the BLB bulb on the shed. I went back to get a pot and it had gone! Here is the only one I have ever caught, 16th April 2010.

  • Common Quaker- 7
  • Oak Beauty- 1
  • Hebrew Character- 1
  • Emmelina monodactyla- 1- Year Tick
  • Common Quaker- 12
  • Hebrew Character- 5
  • Clouded Drab- 2
  • Agonopterix heracliana- 4
  • Red Chestnut- 1- Year Tick
I have now caught 147 moths of 22 species. (18 macro, 4 micro)


  1. You'll have yours Stewart, when the North/South divide in the weather evens itself out!
    It'll be good to see what you can get at your new field site......