Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Moths.

Caught on 26th...

Epirrita autumnata Autumnal Moth 1
Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1
Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
Epirrita dilutata November Moth 2
Acleris sparsana Acleris sparsana 2

10 moths of 7 species.

Please note, the November / Autumnal Moths are nigh on impossible to seperate without extracting their 'nads under a microscope, so my identifications might be, er, less than perfect...

Basically I follow the text in the guides and take a punt from there...

Some must be right? But, as for Pale November Moth - thats just silly.

More thrushes arriving in the dark last night, Blackbirds and Redwings mainly but with the odd Song Thrush . Tawny Owls still in full hoot in our woods...

1 comment:

Dean said...

You`re right about the Epirrita`s, Stewart. It doesn`t help that 99% of em have the same flight times. Nightmare family of moths.