Saturday, 26 February 2011

Early Early Grey and Beauty

With rain forecast, I brought the moth trap in at midnight last night, the temperature was still 9C.
In it were 4 moths of 4 species including two new for the year and both my earliest ever at Waldridge.
1930 Oak Beauty (Biston strataria) 1
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 1
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 1
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 1

Oak Beauty (top) and Early Grey.

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