Monday, March 10, 2014


Moth trap and sheet
A very mild and overcast night last night looked good for moths so I broke out a new sheet for under the trap. The white is an attractant, plus it makes finding moths that miss the trap much easier.

A nice catch this morning included a new species for me - 
Agonopterix ocellana
The full catch was - 

0688  Agonopterix heracliana  25
0701  Agonopterix ocellana  1
1663  March Moth (Alsophila aescularia)  3
1926  Pale Brindled Beauty (Phigalia pilosaria)  2
2139  Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa)  1
2187  Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)  4
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  3
2190  Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)  3
2243  Early Grey (Xylocampa areola)  4
2258  Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii)  4

50 moths of 10 species plus an unexpected visitor possibly attracted by the sheet looking like water in the trap light...

Great Diving Beetle

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