Saturday, 25 November 2017

Creigiau - last night

Box out last night for Winter GMS - temperature dropped to 1.4C but two sturdy December Moth came to visit.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Creigiau - 18 November

Box out in the garden last night. 'Twas 8C when I left it at midnight, but as the skies cleared the temperature bottomed out at 3.2C. Had 6 moths of 5 species - December Moth (2), Mottled Umber & Yellow-line Quaker and also my first ever Satellite.

The last one, on first sight, I thought was Pale Brindled Beauty and then I remembered that it was November! But ... Waring & Townsend say that it can occasionally be found in November & December so I'm sticking with my original ID.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Bridgend last night

Only three moths last night, a Light Brown Apple moth and 2 Red-line Quakers.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Creigiau - 10 November

Put the box out last night for the first week of Winter GMS - it makes sure I put the box out whatever the weather. Although it got a bit wet & windy during the night, the min temperature was 8.6C.
Twelve moths of six species in/around the box  -  Feathered Thorn (3), LBAM, Mottled Umber, November Moth agg (2), Red-green Carpet (3) and Spruce Carpet agg (2).

 a well camouflaged Mottled Umber

 Spruce Carpet agg

Friday, 3 November 2017

Creigiau - 02 November

A favourable forecast so put the box out last night, but although it was quite misty the temperature dropped to 5C and I ended up with 4 moths - E. postvittana, Red-green Carpet (2) and one I'd never seen before. As the marking is quite distinctive I think it's Scrobipalpa costella but grateful for confirmation/correction.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Top end of Cwm kenfig valley.

                                15 male Diurnea lipsiella on the wing this afternoon.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Parc Slip

Quite cool last night but 10 species wasn't too bad - the first brick since 2014 was probably the highlight:
Other than that, is this blurry photo a very early clouded drab??

Also, the first grey shoulder-knot of the year and only the 4th time I've caught them here and a very dark, almost black mottled umber.