Recent Moth Trap Results

Last Wednesday (27/02/19) and the Thursday before (21/02/19) we ran some successful moth trapping sessions. During the Thursday session the trap was positioned at the south entrance to millennium wood, and we caught 23 moths of 7 species: 4 Dotted Border (Agriopis marginaria), 9 March Moth (Alsophila aescularia), 3 Pale Brindled Beauty (Apocheima pilosaria), 4 Agonopterix heracliana (a species of micro-moth), 1 Engrailed (Ectropis crepuscularia), 1 Satellite (Eupsilia transversa), and 1 Oak Beauty (Biston strataria).

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Left-to-right top to bottom: March Moth, Pale Brindled Beauty, Agonopterix heracliana, Engrailed, Satelite, Oak Beauty

During the Wednesday session the trap was placed in the south-west corner of weir close, where we caught 21 moths of 5 different species: 11 March Moth (Alsophila aescularia), 6 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta), 2 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi), 1 Satellite (Eupsilia transversa), and 1 Pale Brindled Beauty (Apocheima pilosaria). 2 Dotted Border (Agriopis marginaria) were also found in the bus stops the next morning and a Hebrew character (Orthosia gothica) was found at the bus stops the next evening.

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Left-to-right top to bottom: Clouded Drab, Common Quaker, a Common Quaker from a different angle, Hebrew Character

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