Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A Magpie in the trap

The Magpie
The Magpie - the moth, that is...
After carefully consulting the weather forecast, I decided that it would probably be a reasonable night to put the moth trap out. A few light showers were predicted.

Of course, it rained more than they said it would, but despite that, there were at least 100 moths of 35+ species in the trap this morning (and a few UFOs too).

But  can't say I'll be that keen to put the trap out on a damp night again.

Moth list follows...

  • Common Rustic/Lesser Common Rustic, 11
  • Flame Shoulder, 8
  • Mother of Pearl, 8
  • Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, 7
  • Straw Underwing, 5
  • The Dun-bar, 5
  • Cloaked Minor, 4
  • Willow Beauty, 4
  • Black Arches, 3
  • Common Footman, 3
  • Dingy Footman, 3
  • Lesser Swallow Prominent, 3
  • Scalloped Oak, 3
  • Uncertain/The Rustic, 3
  • Common Wainscot, 2
  • Dark Arches, 2
  • Dusky Sallow, 2
  • Riband Wave, 2
  • Setaceous Hebrew Character, 2
And one each of:
  • Beautiful Hook-tip
  • Bright-line Brown-eye
  • Brown-line Bright-eye
  • July Highflyer
  • Lime Speck Pug
  • Pebble Prominent
  • Red/Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
  • Rosy Rustic
  • Ruby Tiger
  • Scarce Footman
  • Silver Y
  • Small Waved Umber
  • Smoky Wainscot
  • The Drinker
  • The Magpie
  • Yellow-tail
photos taken with Canon Powershot A640