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

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Brrr ! It's June, so they say.

8th June 2015
The dire June weather seems to be deteriorating.
It is 22.50 hrs and I have just checked the two traps, jumper and coat on, it's 8 deg C and dropping, but feels more like 4 or 5 with a bitter NE breeze chilling it's way across the cold North Sea to the western reaches of East Anglia.
Absolute zero ... not the temperature but the moth count, so I hope there may be a few lurking in the egg boxes in the morning.
I'll probably find a few sitting around the lamps trying to keep warm !
Back in a few hours .........................

The temperature eventually bottomed out at 5.5 deg C and 19 hardy souls were found huddling in the egg boxes like winter tramps along the Thames embankment under their cardboard domiciles.
No micros were recorded which is very unusual for this time of year.
1728 Garden Carpet x 3
1769 Spruce Carpet x 1, year first
1781 Small Waved Umber x 2
1827 Freyer's Pug x 1, year first
1834 Common Pug x 2
2089 Heart and Dart x 4
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart x 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing x 1
2321 Dark Arches x 1
2384 Vine's Rustic x 1
2441 Silver Y x 1

1827 Freyer's Pug
Spruce Carpet
That's it !
Not a good forecast for tonight either, more of the same, cold NE breeze and single figure temperatures.
Flaming June ?
...............................
9th June
8.4 deg. C
A little warmer than the previous night but still feeling much colder in the nagging NE breeze..
39 moths of 21 species, with 2 additions to the year list
0697 Agonopterix arenella, 1
0998 Epiphyas postvittana, 1
1728 Garden Carpet, 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet, 1
1769 Spruce Carpet, 1
1827 Freyer's Pug, 1
1834 Common Pug, 1
1867 Treble-bar, 1
1961 Light Emerald, 2, year first

2087 Turnip Moth, 1
2089 Heart and Dart, 13
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing, 1
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 3
2154 Cabbage Moth, 1
2157 Light Brocade, 1
2170 Varied Coronet, 1, year first

2321 Dark Arches, 1
2337x  Marbled Minor agg. 1
2384 Vine's Rustic, 3
2389 Pale Mottled Willow, 1

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