Friday, 30 March 2012

Again a slightly warmer night 5.5c produced 9 Moths of 6 species with Small Quaker new for the year.

Small Quaker

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Five moths this morning after a slightly less cold night-3.5c. 1 Double-striped Pug, 2 Hebrew Character, 1 Diurnea fagella, 1 Common Plume.
Diurnea fagella

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Cold nights are keeping moth numbers very low with 1 Hebrew Character yesterday and 1 Early Grey this morning.
Early Grey

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Just one moth after a foggy night-The Engrailed. The earliest one for me by about 4 weeks.

The Engrailed

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Had the 1st Early Grey of the year this morning plus Clouded Drab, Dotted Border, 4 Hebrew Character and the plume moth Amblyptilia acanthadactyla. Also had the opportunity to photograph an Oak Beauty which was new for me. This one was trapped at Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve last night. Records of regular trapping on this reserve will be posted on the Wild Hastings website:


Oak Beauty

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

A milder night 3c produced 3 Clouded Drabs, 2 Hebrew Characters, 1 Chestnut & a Dotted Border.

 Clouded Drab

Monday, 19 March 2012

A frost this morning with a low of 0.5c on the thermometer. However, 2 Moths in the trap: 1 Hebrew Character and the first Twin-spotted Quaker of the year.
Twin-spotted Quaker

Saturday, 17 March 2012

A low of 6.5c last night produced 9 Hebrew Characters, 1 Common Quaker, and the first Clouded Drab & Brindled Pug of the year.

Brindled Pug

Friday, 16 March 2012

Mainly Hebrew Characters over the last few days with 5 this morning. However, the Double-striped Pug today was the 1st of the year and my earliest by more than 2 weeks. 

Double-striped Pug

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Nine Moths this morning-things must be looking up. 1 Dotted Border, 5 Hebrew Character, 2 Chestnuts and a Common Plume

Monday, 12 March 2012

Four Moths this morning: Dotted Border, 2 Common Quaker and a Common Plume.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Friday, 9 March 2012

Nothing for a week now but had an opportunity to photograph a Pale Pinion trapped by a friend in Fairlight, East Sussex. A new species for me. Hoping for something tonight as it's Garden Moth Survey night.

Pale Pinion

Saturday, 3 March 2012

A mild but rather wet night produced just 1 Hebrew Character & 1 LBAM this morning.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Nothing in the trap this morning. However, a friend trapped a Spring Usher in Fairlight E.Sussex and I was able to see & photograph this species for the first time. Still hoping to get one myself.
 Spring Usher

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Another mild night 7.5c. Just 3 Moths: Dotted Border, The Chestnut & Common Plume.

 Dotted Border