Sunday, 6 January 2013

Lower Ochrwyth - 2013 up and running

Thursday 3 January: with such mild weather I decided to dust off the MV and give it a go.  The temperature dropped off as the night progressed so I didn't go beyond 12 o'clock and probably just as well as not a single species of moth ventured into the trap.  There was however a very early (or late?) Spruce Carpet sat on the wall behind the trap. Back in the house and x2 White-shouldered House Moth.

Saturday 5 January: MV and again just one moth - a Pale Brindled Beauty.  Pinkish colour of the abdomen just showing through, although otherwise plenty of wear on this individual, so not that "fresh". I didn't catch this species last year so a very welcome sight.

Pale Brindled Beauty

Thursday, 3 January 2013

First moth of 2013? Not that old Chestnut?

Ran the MV at Redhouse Barns on the night of 2nd January as the forecast was for 10C. Just one moth in the morning though - a chestnut.  Happy mothing for 2013 to you all!