At the moment.... mostly about moths

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Moth Trap 73

Things are still very quiet, despite warmer daytime temps

2 Hebrew Character
1 Common Quaker

Life total: 114
Garden total: 98
2010 total species: 7
2010 total moths: 39

Monday, 19 April 2010

Moth Trap 72

Slight (very slight) improvement in the moth trap results, 5 moths today:

2 Early Grey
2 Common Quaker
1 Hebrew Character

Life total: 114
Garden total: 98
2010 total species: 7
2010 total moths: 36

Friday, 16 April 2010

Moth Trap 71

Only 2 moths today, but at least one of them was new for the year:

1 Common Quaker
1 Hebrew Character

Life total: 114
Garden total: 98
2010 total species: 7
2010 total moths: 31

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Moth Trap 70

Just a few more moths today, but nothing new.

4 Common Quaker
1 Early Grey

Life total: 114
Garden total: 98
2010 total species: 6
2010 total moths: 29

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Moth Trap 69

Not many moths for me at the moment - I need to move house I think

However, I did pick a new one for the year in the form of an Early Grey

1 Common Quaker
1 Clouded Drab
1 Early Grey


Early Grey

Early Grey (Xylocampa areola)


Life total: 114
Garden total: 98
2010 total species: 6
2010 total moths: 24



Moth Trap 68 (from the 9th)

First trap for a while after our holiday to Northumberland.
Not too much to report

2 Common Quaker
1 Clouded Drab


However, away from the trap, on the wall of our lounge I did find this micro, a new species for me:

Indian Meal Moth (Plodia interpunctella)

Indian Meal Moth (Plodia interpunctella)

Life total: 114
Garden total: 98
2010 total species: 5
2010 total moths: 21