Wednesday, April 8, 2015


After another short break, testing some new electrics gave me an excuse to put a trap at either end of the garden.
Amongst the usual orthosias, a bevy of NFYs. Early Thorn, Engrailed, Light Brown Apple Moth, Oak Nycteolene and a fairly poorly marked Lead-coloured Drab.

Lead-coloured Drab

Oak Nycteolene


Upper Caldecote Garden- 2 traps- 07-04-2015- 66 of 13 species

0998  Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)  2 NFY
1524  Emmelina monodactyla  8
1862  Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)  6
1917  Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)  1 NFY
1947  Engrailed (Ectropis crepuscularia) 1 NFY
2182  Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda)  6
2185  Lead-coloured Drab (Orthosia populeti)  1 NFY
2187  Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)  19
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  9
2190  Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)  8
2237  Grey Shoulder-knot (Lithophane ornitopus)  1
2243  Early Grey (Xylocampa areola)  4
2423  Oak Nycteoline (Nycteola revayana)  1 NFY

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Breakfast- 03-04-2015

After a two week break, the traps were back on. There seemed precious little point of trapping in the last week in March as it seemed unlikely any insects would be flying in winds gusting up to 60MPH.
Anyway, four NFY's was a positive outcome, although numbers of individual species are still pretty low. No shot of the Nut-tree Tussock as it was gone by morning.

Brindled Pug

Double-striped Pug

Red Chestnut

Upper Caldecote Garden- 2 Traps- 30 of 9 species

1524  Emmelina monodactyla  1
1852  Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata)  1 NFY
1862  Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)  1 NFY
2139  Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa)  2 NFY
2187  Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)  9
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  5
2190  Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)  7
2243  Early Grey (Xylocampa areola)  3
2425  Nut-tree Tussock (Colocasia coryli)  1 NFY