Tuesday, 18 August 2009

That's One Big Old Lady!

Had the Robsinson in the back garden last night, it caught me 235 moths of 39 species.

Two new for the gardens, which where...

My favourite - an Old Lady

It was HUGE!

The rarest - a Ruddy Carpet, a south coast special

The rest of the catch was made up of: 58 Large Yellow Underwing, 40 Willow Beauty, 24 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, 17 Flame Shoulder, 12 Uncertain, 8 Dingy Footman, 6 Rustic, 5 Riband Wave, 5 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 5 Double-striped Pug, 4 Silver Y, 4 Brimstone, 4 Garden Carpet, 4 Common/Lesser Rustic, 3 Straw Dot, 3 Flame Carpet, 3 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 3 Square-spot Rustic, 2 Yellow-barred Brindle, 2 Spectacle, 2 Bright-line Brown-eye, 2 Smoky Wainscot, 2 Jersey Tiger, and singles of: Lesser Swallow Prominent, Marbled Beauty, Buff Ermine, Knot Grass, Cabbage Moth, Heart and Dart Small Waved Umber, Small Fan-footed Wave, Single-dotted Wave, Nut-tree Tussock, Rosy Footman, Dark Arches and Sallow Kitten.

The last moth in that list was a much smarter individual than my first one...

Quality moth!

No trapping tonight, am way too tired. But am hopeful for my first 'out of garden' moth trapping attempt at the end of the week...

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