Saturday, 29 January 2011

First Spring Usher

Although the temperatures have remained around zero I have been surprised that odd moths are still flying.
25/1 Pale Brindled Beauty 6, Early Moth 1
26/1 Pale Brindled Beauty 2, Early Moth 2
28/1 Pale Brindled Beauty 3 even though the temperature only just got to zero overnight.
29/1 Spring Usher - first for the year.
Spring Usher

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

A quiet week

Pale Brindled Beauty f. monacharia
Overnight temperatures this week were generally a maximum of 5 to 6 Centigrade but down to minus 1 so not much happening;
16/1 1 Early Moth
22/1 1 Early Moth
23/1 1 Pale Brindled Beauty & 1 Early Moth
24/1 1 Early Moth & 1 Chestnut
Better so far tonight on the 25th with 4 Pale Brindled Beauty including 2 of the dark form monacharia which are the first dark individuals of the year.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Clough Wood 17:00-18:30

The temperature remained at 11 Centigrade but it was very windy
Pale Brindled Beauty 2
Early Moth 2

Last nigh caught 3 Mottled Umber at home

Friday, 14 January 2011

Pale Brindled Beauty - first for the year

Another reasonable night with the minimum temperature again 9 Centigrade, but with quite a bit of rain.
Pale Brindled Beauty 4 - this is a good number for me
Satellite 1
Early Moth 1
Winter Moth 1
Mottled Umber 1
Pale Brindled Beauty

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Warmer weather at last!

Ypsolopha ustella

Early Moth
I've run the trap every day this year and the only moths trapped since the 2nd have been;
3/1 Winter Moth
10/1 Winter Moth
But with an overnight minimum temperature of 9 centigrade I did much better last night;
Winter Moth 1
Early Moth 1 - photo above
Mottled Umber 5
Chestnut 1
Ypsolopha ustella 1 not !00% certain on this variable species but check the photo above.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Saturday, 1 January 2011

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