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

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

May the 4th be with you.

Excuse the Star Wars pun.
May 4th turned out to be a very wet night indeed so the trap covers were employed, but a spot of rain doesn't deter the moths too much as long as it is warm.
29 moths of 14 species were trapped including first appearances for Knot Grass and Waved Umber this year.
Anyone starting out mothing may be confused by Waved and Small Waved Umber so here they are .... Small Waved Umber top

The catch 4/5/2015
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella, 1, (Brown House Moth)
0649 Endrosis sarcitrella, 1, (White-shouldered House Moth)
0649 Esperia sulphurella, 1
0892 Mompha subbistrigella, 6, inside shed on window
Mompha subbistrigella
0998 Epiphyas postvittana, 1, (Light Brown Apple Moth)
1728 Garden Carpet, 2
1781 Small Waved Umber, 2
1906 Brimstone Moth, 3
1936 Waved Umber, 1, year first
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 7
2187 Common Quaker, 1
2190 Hebrew Character, 1
2289 Knot Grass, 1, year first
Knot Grass
2306 Angle Shades, 1

A female Sparrowhawk flew into the garden this morning and there was just about enough time to grab the camera and snap a passable shot through the double glazing of the patio door  ...

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