Monday, 22 April 2013

A strange Character

Amongst the throng of Early Grey and Clouded Drab last night was this unusually marked Hebrew Character - well known for the variability in its markings, this one stood out though.

Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)

Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)

Also year firsts of Red-green Carpet and Angle Shades.

Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata)

Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Friday, 19 April 2013

Usual suspects already?

Amazing isn't it, only a couple of weeks ago we were all bemoaning the drought of moths and yet already those now turning up are falling in to the 'usual suspects' category...

Now getting a steady flow of Orthosias each night with the odd representative from other families, including a few more micros.

Agonopterix alstromeriana

Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)

Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)

Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda)

Engrailed (Ectropis bistortata)

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Signs of life...

Having run the trap for three consecutive nights a few more moths are now turning up, although numbers are still very low:

4 Hebrew Character
Common Quaker
March Moth
Dark Chestnut
2 Agonopterix heracliana
2 Emmelina monodactyla

Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)

Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)

Dark Chestnut (Conistra ligula)

Agonopterix heracliana_ciliella