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

Friday, 24 April 2015

23rd April 2015 ... The shape of things to come ...

... Shuttle-shaped Dart that is.
I am usually inundated with them in late April and I'll bet they will run into double figures tonight as the wind finally stops chilling us from the N/E and changes to a South-westerly, to give us a warm night at last.
Shuttle-shaped Darts in the trap this morning waiting to be released from the butter carton.
I'll probably need a bigger carton tomorrow morning.

2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart
I almost missed this one due to its tiny size and its colour, making it difficult to see in the egg boxes.
When I first started mothing in 2009, I sent one of these to the micro moth recorder for identification, not realising it was indeed a macro moth.
Another year tick ...
2078 Least Black Arches
23rd April
0697 Agonopterix arenella, 1
0998 Epiphyas postvittana, 1
1428 Aphomia sociella, 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla, 2
1728 Garden Carpet, 1
2078 Least Black Arches, 1, year first
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 5
2187 Common Quaker, 1
2243 Early Grey, 2

Song Thrush at its morning perch on the top my neighbours large conifer enjoying the early morning rays ...

1 comment:

  1. Cor, never get this amount, perhaps 3 per trap....haven't seen one yet or Brimstone or any of the Prominents for that matter...slipping behind now!