Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Away we go.....

Finally, the moths begin to arrive...much warmer (dare I say almost hot temperatures) have resulted in the expected upturn in fortunes both when dusking and to the garden trap. Macros still predominate to the trap whilst micros continue to be encountered much more when dusking.

And the Puss Moths reared from eggs last year have started to emerge from their long slumber with 5 thus far.  They're crawling all over the kitchen in a "My family and other animals" sort of way....

Catch report - 125W MV back garden trap, East Kent

Cochylis atricapitana
LBAM - 7
Parsnip Moth
Endrosis sarcitrella
Pale Prominent
Waved Umber - 3
Small Waved Umber
Angle Shades
Flame Shoulder - 2
Green Carpet - 12
Common Carpet
Red Twin-spot carpet
Shuttle-shaped Dart
Clouded Drab
Latticed Heath

Some photo highlights:
  Pale Prominent (Pterostoma palpina)

Shears (Hada plebeja)

Puss Moth (Cerura vinula)


  1. Hoping my Puss Moth emerges soon, David. Knowing my luck tho, it`ll be a bloody big Ichneumon that comes out.

    1. Good luck with that Dean.

      I'm up to eight safely emerged now and still can't get enough of them. The kids love them too.