Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Moth Trapping last night...

Last night was lit by a bright nearly full moon with some clouds, 9 degrees. At 9pm I had a flock of about 350 Barnacle Geese yapping away north only visible very high in the light of the moon. No plumage details but the call was like a flock of Yorkshire Terriers going over!

But back to the job in hand -

663 Diurnea fagella 1
1746 Shoulder Stripe 2
1750 Water Carpet 2
1862 Double striped Pug 1
1917 Early Thorn 1
2139 Red Chestnut 3
2182 Small Quaker 3
2187 Common Quaker 5 (much depleted numbers of these now)
2188 Clouded Drab 22
2190 Hebrew Character 37

Total 77 moths of 9 species.

I have taken them away to the wood as tonight is much calmer and milder still so trap is going on again.

OFFH List 124

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