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

Saturday, 21 March 2015

20th March 2015 ... Slow mothing, Daylight robbery.

Despite warmer conditions, the moth count last night was as disappointing as the cloud covered Bedfordshire sky on the morning during the partial eclipse.
A brace of Double-striped Pugs were added to the garden year list, almost a month later than the 2014 first arrivals.
The garden year list is 7 species behind 2014 to date but from 20th Mar to 27th Mar 2014 we experienced near freezing conditions with no trapping so this coming week could be catch up time.
Last nights catch :-
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla, 4
1862 ... Double-striped Pug, 2
2187 ... Common Quaker, 5
2190 ... Hebrew Character, 2
4.3 deg C min
Gusting N/W breeze

1862, Double-striped Pug
09.30 am 20th March
Bedfordshire grey sky at the height of the partial eclipse, cloud cover completely blocking out views of the sun ...

 Bedfordshire blue sky an hour or so later ...

Robbed !


  1. We were indeed! I got a lucky 15 second viewing of it just in time for my phone to focus!
    Mothing was dire last night, 4 moths!

  2. Matt got a shot of it during a brief gap as well.You're right about the mothing, abysmal, it looks crap for the next 5 days too