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.

Poplar Grey
NFY- 15th May

 Bright-line Brown-eye
NFY- 16th May

 Hebrew Character
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.

 Rustic Shoulder-knot
NFY- 17th May

1288 Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 
Love these!

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

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