Thursday, September 09, 2010

Up early again...

After waking up at 5.15 every morning since Saturday, I thought it wouldn't hurt to set the moth trap and get up early once more. The weather forecast was dry and cloudy - good for moths. And when I looked out of the window at 6am, there was a Barn Owl sitting on the beanpoles in the garden! So it was worth it.

The moths themselves weren't terribly spectacular this morning, but I suppose 190 moths of 20 species is not too shabby for September.

List follows...
  • Setaceous Hebrew Character, 82
  • Square-spot Rustic, 46
  • Large Yellow Underwing, 21
  • Brimstone Moth, 10
  • Vine's Rustic, 7
  • Common Wainscot, 4
  • Light Emerald, 3
  • Straw Dot, 2
  • Centre-barred Sallow, 2
  • Lesser Yellow Underwing, 2
  • Smoky Wainscot, 2

And one each of:
  • Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
  • Dingy Footman
  • Flame Shoulder
  • Flounced Rustic
  • Green Carpet
  • Mother of Pearl
  • Shuttle-shaped Dart
  • Square-spotted Clay
  • Turnip Moth


  1. I'm impressed by seven Vine's Rustics. It's not a species I've seen up on Merseyside.

  2. You're not missing much! They are marginally nicer-looking than Uncertains.