Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Slowly improving

The moth trap went out again last night, probably for the last time for a few days as the rain and cooler temperatures are due to return, apparently. A pity as things are gradually getting better with 14 species in the trap last night.

The contents overnight consisted of the following
1083 Marbled Orchard Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana) 2
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 1
1769 Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) 1
1834 Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata)  1
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)  1
1931 Peppered Moth (Biston betularia) 1
2154 Cabbage Moth (Mamestra brassicae) 1
2089 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)  3
2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle (Apamea crenata)  2
2334 Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens) 1
2337x Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.) 1

Lots of Swifts feeding high up overhead this morning.

Rustic Shoulder-knot

Common Marbled Carpet - A dark but not Dark Marbled Carpet

Marbled Orchard Tortrix

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