Thursday, April 26, 2012
............and that's an understatement. The mothing has been terrible of late; so bad in fact that I've only had a handful of trap nights in April. Incredibly, this time last year I'd already recorded 54 species of macro. However this year I reached just 30 species on 24th April. So the photos below are ALL the highlights since my last post 2 weeks ago.
BTW- Thanks for the English lesson Mr. Grimsey, my homework will be in on time this week. Spell check doesn't seem to work on Blog titles. Mind you, 'Retched' is appropriate too!
Both the above represent half the catch on 24th April. The 2 other moths were an Angle Shades and a late Early Grey.
985 Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubana
Seen on a rare sunny spell during the day on 23rd April.
On 19th April I found this larval web on a small Hawthorn at Broom GPs. I think they are Brown-tail caterpillars............