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

Sunday, 23 December 2012

23rd Dec 2012 Late Quaker

Wet but much warmer
min temp = 10 deg

A late, very worn, Yellow-line Quaker and a Light Brown Apple Moth were attracted to the lights in the shed windows.
Blacklights, actinic and a normal 36 watt fluorescent were all left blazing until midnight

Epiphyas postvittana, Light Brown Apple Moth

This Yellow-line Quaker has seen better days

Monday, 17 December 2012

16th Dec 2012 ... Garden Trap

December has been a no-no on the mothing front, with sub-zero temperatures or wind and rain.
A Dark Chestnut was trapped on the 8th, which was the first time the trap had been on this month.
The last two nights have been relatively mild so I put the trap on. Nothing on the 15th but last night a Winter Moth was found on the 15watt actinic fluorescent fitting that was illuminating the shed window. Nothing in the trap tho.
This was a year first, as I missed out on Winter Moth earlier in the year.

A long wait for a 2012 Winter Moth