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

Thursday, 9 April 2015

8th April 2015 ... Garden Moths Latest

5.6 deg C minimum
chilly light breeze, cloud cover.
Coniferous woodland moth species are few and far between in towns but I record a few annually, probably due to the large Scots Pine growing in the garden a couple of doors down.
This really is the "Lonesome Pine", standing tall in the middle of two rows of houses.
Bordered White and Pine Beauty are two examples of pine feeding moths that come to the traps on occasions, Ochreous Pug is another, . . .
1844, Ochreous Pug
  ... not in its normal resting pose, having just been tapped down to the lid of the pot for a photo.
The rest of the nights mothing was unspectacular ...
0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella, 1
0892 Mompha subbistrigella, 1 (bathroom window)
1524 Emmelina monodactyla, 3
1728 Garden Carpet, 1
1844 Ochreous Pug, 1, year first
1862 Double-striped Pug, 11
1917 Early Thorn
2187 Common Quaker, 5
2190 Hebrew Character, 2
2243 Early Grey, 4

Song Thrushes are still hanging on around town with about half a dozen pairs in the vicinity.
This one was in the conifer next door.
As far as bird song goes these guys really are tops ...

Song Thrush


  1. Garden Carpet already....Blimey! Some really early species there Matt. I haven't even seen a Twin-spotted Quaker this year yet :(

    1. Still time for TSQ... Looks like I have dipped on Oak Beauty and March moth again. Lead-c Drab is one I'm looking out for right now, and if I don't get a Brindled Pug this year I'll be livid !
      By the way, you've either posted on the wrong blog or you've changed my name to Matt, mind you, I think David got called Bernie the other night :)