Moth Trapping Overnight

Moth Trapping Overnight
Moth Trapping Overnight

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.

Moth Trapping Overnight

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 Pearl1
Meal Moth1
Pebble Hook-tip1NFM
Small Scallop1NFM
Riband Wave2
Yellow Shell1
Brimstone Moth1
Mottled Beauty3
Pine Hawk-moth1
Maple Prominent1
Heart & Dart3
Shuttle-shaped Dart1
Large Yellow Underwing7
Lesser Yellow Underwing4
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow
Underwing
3
Dot Moth1
Bright-line Brown-eye2
The Miller1
Marbled Beauty5
Dark Arches17
Marbled Minor1
Common Rustic13
Mottled Rustic2
Silver Y1

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).

Moth Trapping Overnight 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 (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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