WINE RACE 2016 .. MATTc380 .. TRENT 353 .. BEN 347 ...... Garden species:- Macros 354, Micros 362, Total 716

Sunday, 7 November 2010

5th Nov.... The Last Straw (Scarce Bordered that is)

Two nights of near gale force winds followed by a calm night with constant rain ! Not the best conditions for trapping. But I persisted with the garden traps and was rewarded with this Scarce Bordered Straw. A garden "first" ?.........No, I had one last year at the same time under the same conditions and the trap had 20mm of water sloshing around in it. So it would seem that birding and mothing are both good for wayward immigrants after a couple of good windy days in the right direction at the right time of year. Thanks to Andy, VC 30 recorder for the home visit and ID confirmation and thanks to Matt (of trappingsofsuccess blog) for his invaluable ID input.
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SCARCE BORDERED STRAW showing the tell-tale underwing
SCARCE BORDERED STRAW ....side on

SCARCE BORDERED STRAW .....before it lost a few scales in the specimen pot.....year first !

To add to the "rush".......A year first FEATHERED THORN

RED-GREEN CARPET

BLAIR'S SHOULDER-KNOT .....one of two trapped

Thursday, 4 November 2010

3rd Nov..............NOV-EL

Late addition to this posting. Found a Brick hiding on the trap.
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BRICK
About time too ! My first November (agg) Moth (:0)) ......... It was blowing a near gale last night but very mild and we also got away with the rain. Nice surprise to find a few moths in the trap including this Nov Moth
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NOVEMBER MOTH agg




Last nights haul :-

3 x Blair's Shoulder-knot
2 x Turnip Moth
1 x Willow Beauty
1 x November Moth agg
1 x Brick



Wednesday, 3 November 2010

2nd Nov.......Sprawl on the wall

SPRAWLER .......................................................................................................................................................................
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5 moths of 5 species in and around garden traps last night. A mild night but blowing a gale with some rain thrown in for good measure, so it was good to rack up another garden first.
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LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING.......... still they come !

another ANGLE SHADES found in the rather damp Skinner this morning


RED-LINE QUAKER, looking a little raggy



BLAIR'S SHOULDER-KNOT

1st Nov....Dark Chestnut or is it Chestnut ? Help !

I think this is Dark Chestnut.....the pics are a little over-exposed to show the patterning. The wing shape doesn't look rounded enough for Chestnut but then again not as straight as most of the illustrations I've looked at for Dark Chestnut. Thanks Matt.... I had this down as Dark but after a second look the doubts were creeping in. Not a garden or year first but ....................
CHESTNUT