Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ruddy Carpet!

Yes, everyone likes it when they get a new carpet! And what a stunner- not too many records in Bedfordshire either for this Nb species...... Apart from this, not too much to talk about as the trap was relatively empty. Not even a Large Nutmeg, which is a good thing I suppose.

Ruddy Carpet

The results for 07/06- 26 of 15 species-

  • 1063 Celypha striana 
  • 1474 Ephestia parasitella 1 
  • 1735 Catarhoe rubidata Ruddy Carpet 1 Garden 1st 
  • 1817 Eupithecia pulchellata Foxglove Pug 1 
  • 1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug
  • 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug
  • 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty
  • 1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip
  • 2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club
  • 2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart
  • 2098 Axylia putris Flame
  • 2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot
  • 2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3 
  • 2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1 
  • 2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1


  1. That`s a belter, Matt. Well done.

  2. Hi Matt, nice one, are you trying to trump my Royal Mantle from yesterday ? If so I guess you win as that was two miles from my house and not in the garden unfortunately...yet

  3. Reckon I've got more chance of a White-throated Robin in my garden than one of those!

  4. Dean- a belter indeed- how's your ear BTW?

    Andy- Beds wise Royal Mantle is a better tick. You could have 'planted' it in your trap, no one would have known.....

    Mark- It's the best moth I've had this year, I too didn't see the W-t Robin. I might have had a chance 20 years ago.......when I lived a few miles away from where it was seen in Hartlepool!
    Oh, well another 20 odd years to wait......

  5. Matt I would be pleased with the Nutmeg!

  6. "how's your ear BTW?" No change, Matt, thanks. Getting seriously fed up now. Ah well, i`ll find out on Wednesday what the outcome is.