Thursday, 9 June 2011

The early emergences continue

Put the trap out last night, the minimum temperature being 6.1C. The 35 moths of 14 species present this morning being a little better than expected.

Two Dark Arches were my earliest ever here as was a Double Square-spot. Also new for the year were was  a Buff Ermine and a Pebble Prominent. The majority of the moths present were Heart and Darts, with 19 in total. Noticable by their absence, not one geometrid last night, not a sniff of a pug, carpet or wave.

Pebble Prominent

Buff Ermine

Double Square-spot

Dark Arches


  1. As well as enjoying the moth images i continue to enjoy some of the names of new finds. Keep them coming!

  2. Cheers.
    Stuff is early this year but quite a few more to appear in the next few months.