Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Spring Marches on.....

Last night was a balmy 3 degrees at dusk, with a nice cloud covering and no wind, so out came the Robinson...

March was an absolutely dreadful month for lepidopterists with no butterflies and very few moths, so I was very pleased this morning to find millions in the trap. Well, 10 anyway.


Taxa
1663 March Moth (Alsophila aescularia) 2 NFY
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty (Phigalia pilosaria) 2
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 5
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 1

10 Moths of 4 sp

March Moth

7 comments:

Eve Francesca said...
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Eve Francesca said...

Lovely close up!

Deano said...

Supposed to be warming up next week Stewart...but unsettled with it. If the winds not too strong...then we might see an emergence of moths.

Druridge Bay Birding said...

Peacock butterfly at Hadston today but still no wheatears or martins.
Dave E

Stewart said...

Eve - Thank you...
Dean - Fingers crossed, I'm sick of this cold easterly. We need this in October!

Dave - Not had a single butterfly yet, 5 sp down on last year at this time.

Trent Duval said...

We're getting lower temps in rural Bedfordshire than Northunberland at the mo Stewart.
I haven't been able to put the garden trap on since March 5th, unbelievable !
Looks ok for the weekend and beyond .... so they say

Stewart said...

Trent - Yes I see that, but I bet I know who has the warmest year average by November....Good luck, moths MUST appear soon!