Thursday, 1 July 2010
Goat Moth - a stunning moth which fortunately didn't stink of goat.
Cream-bordered Green Pea. 'scattered locally throughout south-eastern England, with occasional records elsewhere, and inhabits fens, marshes and damp woodland.'
1414 Synaphe Punctalis - armed with my new copy of Manley I was able to ID a few micro's and pyralids. This species was fairly common in the trap.
Obscure Wainscot - don't look too obscure to me, but subtly stunning.
Dotted Fan-foot - we were fortunate enough to trap 2 of these, which are very localised species occuring in East Anglia and some parts of southern England. Not easy to photograph, this one flew off and landed on a water lily!
Red-necked Footman - this one was the 1st observatory record...the 2nd record was trapped the following evening.
Reddish Light Arches
Southern Wainscot - another subtly stunning wainscot from the trap. Over wintering larvae feed on phragmites (Reed).
Forester - one was netted and I am told that on the 30th up to 6 were found around the Whitehouse.
Some results from trapping and netting around the observatory between the 27th and 30th of June. Every night 4 traps were put out; 3 MV's and 1 Actinic.