Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A very mild night with a low of 8c, but just 1 Moth this morning-a Satellite.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A low of 7c last night and 2 Moths this morning. A Hebrew Character and Depressaria daucella.

Depressaria daucella

Monday, 27 February 2012

A low of 5c last night and just 2 Satellites in the trap this morning.

                                     The Satellite                                             

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Three moths in the trap this morning after a low of 7.5c last night. 1 Hebrew Character, 1 Tortricodes alternella and a Tortrix which I'm fairly sure is Acleris hastiana which, if correct, is a new species for the garden list. This is very variable species however. Photo below-any comments welcome.
                                         Acleris hastiana                                          

Friday, 24 February 2012

At last a Macro Moth. With a low of 7.5c last night there were 3 moths this morning. 1 Common Quaker, 1 Common Plume, and a micro which was probably Depressaria daucella, but it got away before it could be photographed. Well it's a start!

Common Quaker

Saturday, 18 February 2012

At last a moth. A Tortricodes alternella on the vanes of the trap this morning was the third moth of the year. It would be nice to get a Spring Usher!

Tortricodes alternella