Monday, September 5, 2011

The Secret Weapon! 04/09

Scarce Moths have nowhere to hide when you've got a couple of these............
Simply arm them with basic field equipment; torches and nets- in Keely's case, a personalised pink-handled net. Then let them loose in the garden with 3 traps set up in stratigic places. Though this time it just didn't work as the wind strengthened and the temperature plummeted. No new moths and a disappointingly low catch, the kids loved it though.......

The Moth Patrol 
Keely and Louie pictured with the Twin 25w FUL trap in the background.

The result from 3 traps-04-09-11- 174 of 24 species-

  • 0015 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 5 
  • 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House-moth 1 
  • 0998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1 
  • 1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1 
  • 1304 Agriphila straminella 1 
  • 1305 Agriphila tristella 1 
  • 1309 Agriphila geniculea 17 
  • 1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2 
  • 1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1 
  • 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1 
  • 2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 6 
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 41 
  • 2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 8 
  • 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 8 
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 12 
  • 2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 2 
  • 2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1 
  • 2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 5 
  • 2297x Amphipyra pyramidea agg. Copper Underwings 3 
  • 2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2 
  • 2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 35 
  • 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 12 
  • 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 7 
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

1 comment:

  1. Matt - Keely looks asleep - no wonder the catch was low !!

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