WINE RACE 2016 .. MATTc380 .. TRENT 353 .. BEN 347 ...... Garden species:- Macros 357, Micros 365, Total 722

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


I.D. confirmed(thanks Ian) The Brick

MORE PICS OF BRICK ?? (confirmed )


A bit of a lull in the strong winds of late produced a single Yellow-line Quaker. This is a garden first for me and most welcome after a barren few days.
STOP PRESS: This may not be a Yellow-line Quaker. I'm leaning more towards Brick after a closer inspection.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Roll out the Red (green) Carpet

Persistence pays off. Nothing for a few days and then along comes another new moth for the garden list, (which I must add up at sometime !) a RED GREEN CARPET.

Very difficult to spot on my green shed.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Nothing to Report

Trap has been positioned at shed entrance due to rain but apart from the odd micro, Light Brown Apple moth, no macros up to 13th Nov. Trap has now had its final modification, but the lighting will be experimented with when there are more moths around.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

December in November 09/11/09

Very little activity trapwise but a December Moth did make a brief appearance on the trap. 08/11/09. Unfortunately it was too brief for a snapshot. Picture courtesy of UK Moths

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Bored & Lodge 8/11/09

Nothing to report from garden trap, so a trip to The Lodge with Mr Trappings of Success and Tribe for a Firecrest hunt this morning was a nice change. Apart from a successful Firecrest sighting, the walls of the Avocet building were checked, also the gate house, in the vicinity of the external lights. This was highly productive with 2 x Sprawlers, 1 x Spruce Carpet and 13 x November Moths (Aggs) see for Sprawler pics

Tuesday, 3 November 2009


After the weekends exciting find, we're back to earth with a mothless trap for the last two nights. Just one Willow Beauty on the wall near the trap on Sunday night..Surely the last one until next year ?

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Original Pic of unidentified moth

The original shot of the mystery moth before any enhancement. The pinkish tinge can be seen. ID confirmed as Scarce Bordered Straw
thanks Andy.
Thanks also to Matt and Mike for the correct suggestion.

30/10/09 Unidentified Flying Object

Unidentified to date
Silver Y

Micro 1

Micro 2

The trap got a bit of a soaking in last nights rain, but 4 moths were noted.

2 x micros, 1 x Silver Y and another not identified ( slightly smaller than a Silver Y, had an overall hint of pink )