Last night’s moths…

Last night both my moth traps were set up in the garden. Despite the fact that a two- month drought culminated with a fair amount of rain filling two of my water butts, the moths still came in, between showers!

I’ve had quite a few Lime Hawkmoths this year including one last night.

Sometimes they just take you by surprise

So in spite of, or maybe because of, the rain, I had a good tally for this time of year, unlike Tony who had to abandon his trapping at Ballstone Quarry after only an hour due to high wind and heavy rain! You’d have been better off staying in and watching Corrie TJ!

My 2 traps for the night gave:-

Clouded Silver

Shuttle-shaped Dart (bucket loads)

Brindled Pug

Heart & Dart

Lime Hawkmoth

May Highflyer

Clouded-bordered Brindle

Marbled Minor agg

Buff Ermine

Common Carpet

Hebrew Character

Alder Kitten

Poplar Hawkmoth

Bright-line Brown-eye

Mottled Pug

Small Quaker

Pale Tussock

And the micro’s:-

Evergestis forficalis

Crambus lathoniellus

For those who are interested and don’t already know;

The Wrekin Forest Volunteers Moth Group have their first all-night outing next Friday – May 13th at the Ercall. Please contact me if you need further info paulewatts@googlemail.com

Paul Watts

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