Friday, 19 September 2008

Last Nights Moths 18/9/08

Not too many moths in the trap last night due in part to the falling temperatures due to clear skies and a hot sunny day. I was well pleased when emptying the trap this morning and finding a pristine specimen of Black Rustic (shown in photos), a moth a have only ever seen as pinned museum specimens back in Yorkshire.

Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)
Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)
Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)
Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)
Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra)
Flounced Chestnut (Agrochola helvola)
Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)
Silver Y (Autographa gamma)


charly streets said...

Hi Paul,well done with the Black Rustic, a fresh looking one at that.Good to see you're getting a steady trickle of new stuff. It must be great fun trapping in a completely new area and emptying the trap each morning not knowing what you're going to see.

Very little on the wing during the day back here in Calderdale, just a few Speckled Woods, 2 Nettle-taps and a Snout.I have a couple of Lyonetia clerkella spin up overnight so looking forward to see what becomes of them.

Itching to do some more dissecting but can't find any moths - I've even got my beady eye on a couple of Peacocks in the garden :-))

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

I cannot claim any credit for the new moths as its simply a case of switching on the plug !

Dead Moths...get to the bogs my son :-)) just pop to the nearest lit up bog, bus shelter, etc and fettle out the dead moths laying around. When I worked at a Nursing Home (worked not a resident!) I used to clear all the light fittings out in January when moffing was slow as they were stuffed full of dead moths. I even entered them into my records with a GR for the home. You would fine enough dead moths to keep you dissecting for the next 12 months.