Saturday, 16 January 2016

no moths in Creigiau

The trap failed to attract any moths again last night - that makes four weeks in a row ! The last moths seen in the garden were way back on 17 December.

Monday, 11 January 2016

caterpillar query

No moths but I found this when sweeping the lake off my decking this afternoon. Best I can find is Small Angle Shades  ... but open to correction.

I'll put it in the box that contains the buried (questionable ) pupae of Buff-tip and Buff Ermine and we'll see what happens in the Spring.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

You Pale Brindled Beauty!

A cool, breezy and showery night didn't promise much for my winter GMS trap, but there on the under side of the perspex this morning was a moth and not just any moth: a Pale Brindled Beauty. A lot of fuss about a common moth, you might think, but last year, I didn't see one at all, for whatever reason, so this one was particularly welcome.

Monday, 4 January 2016


A white shouldered house moth was flying in my flat last night, i don't normally see them until mid march.