Sunday, February 26, 2012
What started off as a warm day, quickly developed into a cold night. I turned the garden lights off at 9.30pm after recording 2 moths early in the evening. Both found under the now deceased 25w BLB compact lamp fixed on the shed at the bottom of the garden. It broke at I removed it from its fitting...........never mind. Just 1 Common Quaker and this-
Surprisingly, I don't get too many of these despite being fairly common. NFY 25th February.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Best night of the year so far..............
Pale Brindled Beauty
Upper Caldecote Garden- 12 of 8 species-
|1926||Phigalia pilosaria||Pale Brindled Beauty||1|
|1932||Agriopis leucophaearia||Spring Usher||1|
|1934||Agriopis marginaria||Dotted Border||1||NFY|
|2187||Orthosia cerasi||Common Quaker||2||NFY|
|2190||Orthosia gothica||Hebrew Character||2||NFY|
|2259||Conistra ligula||Dark Chestnut||1|
Friday, February 24, 2012
This Pale Brindled Beauty was the only moth of note last night (23rd), slim pickings really with only a couple of A. heracliana to keep it company. A Chestnut on 20th was a welcome addition to the list. However, in the next couple of days the wind will drop slightly, allowing for a foray into Home Wood. This will probably be on Tuesday 28th. In the meantime I'm still hoping for Early Moth as its now getting a bit late.............
Pale Brindled Beauty
Saturday, February 18, 2012
...............gave me a chance to turn the lights on again. Though as I write this, its back down to 2°C. Most productive was the nights of 15th and 17th, though macro moths are certainly slow. By this time last year I had double my current tally, so targets for the next week or so are Pale Brindled Beauty, Early Moth and Dotted Border.
1 of 3 caught so far...........
688 Agonopterix heracliana
695 Agonopterix alstromeriana
1025 Tortricodes alternella
Combined catch for 15/16/17-02-12. Upper Caldecote Garden- 12 of 6 species
- 0688 Agonopterix heracliana 5 NFY
- 0695 Agonopterix alstromeriana 1 NFY
- 1025 Tortricodes alternella 1 NFY
- 1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1 NFY
- 1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 3 NFY
- 2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1