Saturday, May 18, 2013
Back to Winter?
There was a few decent nights at the beginning of the month, but other than that it has been generally quite cold and surprisingly windy for the time of year. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the amount of Orthosias still flying. Powdered Quaker I would expect, but four Hebrew Character and two Common Quakers on 17th May I certainly wouldn't.
NFY- 15th May
NFY- 16th May
I thought I'd seen the back of these. But still turning up fresh specimens in the second half of May.
Red Twin-spot Carpet
.....unless it's the rare red form of Dark-barred? Apparently never recorded in VC30! NFY- 17th May.
NFY- 17th May
1288 Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla
Upper Caldecote Garden- 17-05-13- 3 Traps. 18 of 14 species.
0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 1
1288 Twenty-plume Moth (Alucita hexadactyla) 1
1724 Red Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe spadicearia) 1 NFY
1852 Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata) 1
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 1
1883 Yellow-barred Brindle (Acasis viretata) 1
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 1
2007 Swallow Prominent (Pheosia tremula) 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 1
2186 Powdered Quaker (Orthosia gracilis) 1
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 2
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 4
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1
2334 Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens) 1 NFY