Saturday, 3 August 2013

Black Rock - too wet to moth?

The ground shook, the sky lite up and the rain came down - perfect conditions to get the MV out and to venture forth to Black Rock for a further follow up visit!   Despite the conditions, the gaps between the heavy downpours did offer the opportunity to catch some moths and the team (Kevin, Beth, Nick and myself), supported by several hungry bats, ended up with a semi-respectable catch - a total of 42 species, comprising 217 moths.    

Cats and dogs then moths - thanks Beth for photograph
A selection of the night's catch follows: Antler Moth, Black Arches, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Buff Footman, Dingy Footman (x19), Dog tooth, Dunbar (x26), Drinker (x3), Iron Prominent, Oak Egger, Peach Blossom, Pretty Chalk Carpet, Rosy Footman (x9), Silver Y (x7), Swallow Prominent, White-spotted Pug, Yellow Tail (x7) and a few micro including Endotricha flammealis and Epiblema foenella.

1 comment:

  1. Good post Richard! It was actually real then and not a bad dream?
    Nice photo Beth.