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

Thursday, 28 May 2015

27th May ... Back from Rhodes, normal mothing resumes

Had a great time in Rhodes at the wedding of our close friends son who we have known since the nappy years.
Did the tourist things, Rhodes old town, Acropolis at Lindos, donkey rides etc but little time for the natural world, although my pics of the Acropolis contained some heavily cropped photo's of a distant breeding pair of Black-eared Wheatears.

 The only moth seen on our hotel wall ...
... an Idaea species by the look of it, roughly the size of a Least Carpet or Treble Brown Spot

Arrived home at 11.30 pm last night feeling absolutely cream crackered but flicked on the traps before throwing some zeds.
Got up too late to beat the early birds around the traps but found 15 moths of 13 species within, including 3 species for the garden year list.
1 x Common Swift (year first)
1 x Hofmannophila pseudospretella
1 x Epiphyas postvittana
1 x Aphomia sociella
2 x Garden Carpet
1 x Common Pug
1 x Scalloped Hazel
1 x Poplar Hawk-moth, (year first)
1981, Poplar Hawk-moth
1 x Turnip Moth
1 x Heart and Dart
2 x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1 x Nutmeg, (year first)
2145, Nutmeg
1 x Early Grey

Daytime 28th May
3 x Pyrausta aurata
1361, Pyrausta aurata
P. aurata was moth #99 for 2015
Ton up tonight !

1 comment:

  1. Eastern Black-eared at that................ nice birds!