Thursday, 28 November 2013

Goldcliff 27th November - 12 December Moths!

I ran the MV as the weather was so mild and was delighted with the "catch" in the morning. I "caught" 25 moths of 9 species. Actually only 6 moths were caught in the trap - 4 December moths, 1 red-line quaker and 1 chestnut. The rest were resting on the rear wall of the barns and it took a while to find all of them!

Total moths recorded were:

December moth - 12
Red-line quaker - 1
Cypress carpet - 2
Spruce carpet - 1
Chestnut - 1
Common plume - 2
Mottled umber - 2
Epirrita sp. 3
Dark sword-grass - 1



Mottled Umber (with "death's-head" on thorax)

December Moth

Cypress Carpet