Saturday, July 10, 2010

A big catch here breaking records again with 437 moths of 86 species!

No time to write up them all here so the best were -

Agriphila tristella 1 new
Crambus pascuella 1 new
Lozoteania forsterana 1 new
Bird Cherry Ermine 2 new
Muslin Footman 1 new
Plain Golden Y 2 new
Small Elephant Hawkmoth 1 new
Iron Prominent 1 new
Tawny Barred Angle 1 new
Dotted Clay 3 new

Best of the rest -

Garden Grass Veneer 90
Antler Moth 9
Swallow Prominent 1
Garden Tiger 7
Poplar Hawkmoth 3
Elephant Hawkmoth 1
Flame 2
Grass Emerald 1
Peppered Moth 1

plus one micro to id.

Takes my garden year list to 208. As this is my first full year trapping I have no idea what else to expect. Pics will follow shortly...


Anonymous said...

Can`t wait to see the photos of the new ones Stewart, as there`s a couple there i`ve never seen.

HowdonBlogger said...


do you have time for anything else? just counting them and sorting them must take ages. I was tempted to buy a trap after reading yours and Tims blogs and the enthusiasm it showed but dont think I can extend my day any further as they wont let me add another 12hrs into it.


Emma Anderson said...

I agree with the previous comment about the time involved. In one sense I'm pleased not to have bought the MV trap, especially if catches this size are the norm. I am finding it hard work, but still good fun, even with my small catches. I look forward to your pictures, Stewart.

abbey meadows said...

Bird cherry ermine, is that the huge silken webs that protect the pupae? I've never seen an adult but in the Netherwitten area there are miles of hedgerows covered in this at the moment full of small caterpillars. Look forward to the pics...when you get time.