Moth Trapping Overnight

Moth trapping 24th July 2014
Moth trapping 24th July 2014
I have decided to merge my blogs a little (I just don't have the time to be keeping two blogs going on a regular basis) so from now on my Mothin' in the Garden posts will be appearing here on Views From an Urban Lake from now on (I'll tag them all "Mothing" and have added a link to the menu bar (Moths) which will show you all the related posts, so you won't have to search for them if that is all you want to read, although the rest of the blog is interesting I think) This may mean on some days more than one post though.


And so today is my first post of mothing on this blog, please enjoy, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Overnight Results


So last night I trapped as it had been a warm day and I didn't have to get up early for work as looking after my daughter this morning (booked time off), the results were ok (I must admit I wasn't up at dawn to close the trap off as I normally would be, I got up at 6 instead, so I may well have lost a few in the daylight).

Light Brown Apple Moth  4
Mother of Pearl  1
Meal Moth  1
Pebble Hook-tip  1 NFM
Small Scallop  1 NFM
Riband Wave  2
Yellow Shell  1
Brimstone Moth  1
Mottled Beauty  3
Pine Hawk-moth  1
Maple Prominent  1
Heart & Dart  3
Shuttle-shaped Dart  1
Large Yellow Underwing  7
Lesser Yellow Underwing  4
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing  3
Dot Moth  1
Bright-line Brown-eye  2
The Miller  1
Marbled Beauty  5
Dark Arches  17
Marbled Minor  1
Common Rustic  13
Mottled Rustic  2
Silver Y  1

As you can see 25 different species of 78 moths (down on normal, but guess that is my fault not getting up earlier) but best of all two new species in the form of a Pebble Hooktip and Small Scallop, both nice looking moths (especially the hooktip which is a stunner).

The Photos


Riband Wave (I think although seemed smaller and different)
Riband Wave (I think although seemed smaller and different)

Pebble Hooktip - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Pebble Hooktip - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Pine Hawkmoth Face - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Pine Hawkmoth Face - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Pine Hawkmoth (Worn) - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Pine Hawkmoth (Worn) - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

Small Scallop - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Small Scallop - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

The Miller - Great Holm, Milton Keynes
The Miller - Great Holm, Milton Keynes

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