Saturday, 31 March 2012

30th March 2012

A second run out for the MV trap this year produced most of the usual suspects with pride of place going to a very smart Oak Beauty, just the third garden record.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

23rd March 2012

The first night that I've put the MV trap out this year resulted in a nice collection of early spring species despite temperatures tumbling to below 40 degrees by 6am. Early Thorn, Red Chestnut and Small Quaker were highlights.

Early Thorn:

Red Chestnut:

Small Quaker:

The Chestnut:

Monday, 12 March 2012

12th March 2012

A few mild nights have seen the moth trap going out more regularly but so far only a few of the normal early species have appeared. Dotted Border is a frequent visitor but I have never seen the flightless female before. Last night one appeared - on the bathroom ceiling of all places.