Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Marsh Moths

Lade - 0530hrs - warm, humid, thundery - Conditions were ideal for a good moth catch last night with temperature in the mid-teens, cloudy and humid, just perfect, and so it proved to be. Like a kid in a sweet shop was up early; it took three cups of tea to clear the garden trap, where 31 species noted (12 new for the year) including, Waved Umber, Shears, Garden Tiger, Heart and Club, Iron Prom and Grey Dagger; Fern was also new for the trap.

                                 Cream Spot Tiger

                                        Grey Dagger

                                Small Elephant Hawk-moth


St Mary`s-in-the-Marsh -  Had a run out to Marshman`s where the moth trap contained 44 species, many different to the moths down on the coast, including White-point, Blood Vein, Chinese Character, Straw Dot, Small Square-spot Rustic, Pepper Moth, Clouded Silver, Light Emerald and loads more. The total species count between the two traps was 53 species.

                                Angle Shades
                                Blood Vein

                                 Chinese Character

                                 Green Carpet

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