Saturday, February 25, 2012

Moths are back

It must be spring, because I put out my moth trap last night. I've never trapped at this time of year before so it was a voyage of discovery.

It was a reasonably warm night (about 9 degrees I think) so it was nice to catch about 40 moths, mostly Chestnuts. Hopefully this bodes well for later in the year when moths have really got going.

Oak Beauty
Oak Beauty
Pale Brindled Beauty
Pale Brindled Beauty
The Satellite
The Satellites
Spring Usher
Spring Usher
The Chestnut
The Chestnut
Hebrew Character
Hebrew Character
Mystery moth
There's always one I can't identify. Any offers? Clouded Drab - thanks Dean!
photos taken with Canon Powershot A640

Wednesday, February 01, 2012