Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SP9326: 23/10/12: - Juniper Carpet

T.min: 11.1 Celsius. Still some 'mizzle' but more windy.

The only moth of note was Juniper Carpet (confirmed by the VC30 recorders) following the three recorded during October of last year.

1771 Juniper Carpet
List for SP9326: 22/10/12

1524    Emmelina monodactyla    1
1771    Juniper Carpet    1    (NFY)
2107    Large Yellow Underwing    1
2109    Lesser Yellow Underwing    1

Total: 4 species

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SP9326: 22/10/12 - Mellow Yellow

T.min: 10.2 Celsius

A chance to trap, at last, but a fine 'mizzle' was the order of the night, despite which, there were 8 moths in the box.
2264 Yellow-line Quaker
List for SP9326: 22/10/12

2107    Large Yellow Underwing    2
2109    Lesser Yellow Underwing    3
2126    Setaceous Hebrew Character    1
2264    Yellow-line Quaker    2    (NFY)

Total: 4 species

Monday, October 15, 2012

SP9326: 14/10/12 - Roll out the Red-green Carpet

A dire month so far - four sessions yielding ten moths of four species - so rather pleased to snag a new* macro for the garden - Red-green Carpet, seen only once before in TL0024 on 18/10/10.

1760* Red-green Carpet
A dullish-brown larva, noted occasionally over the last couple of weeks, was finally photographed and identified as the Dot Moth. The larva is polyphagous but was feeding on an unknown plant whose origin may be explained by the fact that it is growing under the birdseed feeder!

2155 Dot Moth