Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Moth Trap for second Night

I had a chance after the last times trapping to have another go myself but this time all night, here is what I got if any are wrong let me know.


Common Footman
Dotted Oak Knot-horn

Common Rustic

Common Rustic also

Dark Arches

Large Yellow Underwing

Lesser Common Rustic
I know this can be had to tell but net to the Common Rustic it looked smaller the the markings seemed to match those in the book.

Lesser Swallow Prominent

Wiband Wave

Ringed China-Mark

Rosy Tabby

Scalloped Hook Tip


White Satin 

I caught some of the same from the time before but here are the numbers Common Footman 4, Lesser Swallow Prominent 3, Dark Arches 8, White Satin 1, Scalloped Hook Tip 3, Common Rustic 6, Large Yellow Underwing 13, Lesser Broad Boarded Yellow Underwing 4, Yellow Shell 1, Mother of Pearl 4, Fanfoot 3, Broad-boarded Yellow Underwing 3, Uncertain 1, Lesser Common Rustic 1, Riband Wave 1, Rosy Tabby 1, Ringed China-Mark 1 and Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1.
Then last weekend I got to see this Herald in Bacton.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

First Time Mothing

Adam brought his Moth trap round and we ran it in the garden, he helped with some of the id's but I did other by myself after he left, please tell me if they are wrong.

I still dont know the last three pictures though.

Brimstone Moth

 Garden Carpet
 Large Yellow Underwing
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
 Marbled Beauty
 Mother of Pearl
 Scalloped Oak
 Shuttle-shaped Dart
 Unknown call it No1
 Unknown call it No2

Unknown call it No3 (top) and No4 (Bottom)

Here are the numbers, Brimstone 3, Large Yellow Underwing 6, Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Undewing 7, Fan-foot 6, Marbled Beauty 2, Dark Arches 3, Brown-tail 1, Codling 1, Garden Carpet 1, Shuttle-shaped Dart 1, Mother of Pearl 2 and Scalloped Oak 1.

I also had a go on Monday night by myself I will get the pictures ready later in the week.

On a bird note not really been out much, but a Red Kite over the garden was good, saw the Caspian Tern at Buckenham and also saw two Green Sandpiper on the new scrape at Pigneys Wood.

Edit - Been told No1 and No2 are Cloaked Minor which after looking at pictures I agree.