Saturday, March 31, 2012

Quakers and friends

Purple Thorn
Purple Thorn
Powdered Quaker
Powdered Quaker

There have been a few nights suitable for moth trapping lately. Last night was one of them:
  • Common Quaker, 21 
  • Clouded Drab, 7 
  • Hebrew Character, 7 
  • Twin-spotted Quaker, 3 
  • Small Quaker, 4 
  • Early Grey, 1 
  • The Satellite, 1 
  • Purple Thorn, 1 
  • Powdered Quaker, 1 
photo taken with Canon Powershot A640

Friday, March 23, 2012

Moths, moths and more moths

Moth trapping is getting quite interesting already, and it's not even April yet.

There are nice, pretty moths...

Pine Beauty
Pine Beauty
Oak Beauty
Oak Beauty, in two different colour schemes
Oak Beauty
Great camouflage
Early Grey
Early Grey
Yellow Horned
Yellow Horned

And then there are brown moths...

March Moth
March Moth (well, it is March)
Common Quaker
Common Quaker
Red Chestnut
Red Chestnut Clouded Drab - thanks Matt...
Twin-spotted Quaker
Twin-spotted Quaker
Small Quaker
Small Quaker
349 moths of 10 species:
  • Small Quaker, 155
  • Common Quaker. 115
  • Clouded Drab, 36
  • Hebrew Character, 21
  • Twin-spotted Quaker, 14
  • Early Grey, 4
  • The Chestnut, 4
  • Pine Beauty, 3
  • Oak Beauty, 2
and 1 each of
  • March Moth
  • Satellite
  • Yellow Horned