Thursday, 29 October 2009

The Trap Is Back Out!

It's been ten days since my last moth trapping attempt, for various reasons. So I was pleased to get it out again last night, it was very worthwhile.

I caught 44 moths of 20 species, including three first for the garden. One was this immigrant...

Scarce Bordered Straw

I had two of these....

Red-green Carpet number one

Red-green Carpet number two

And two of these...

November Moth

The rest of the moths were: 8 Common Marbled Carpet, 4 Large Yellow Underwing, 3 Blair's Shoulder-knot, 3 Grey Pine Carpet, 2 Spruce Carpet, 2 Cypress Carpet, 2 Yellow-lined Quaker, 2 Double-striped Pug, 2 L-album Wainscot, 2 Feathered Ranunculus, 2 Angle Shades, 2 Silver Y, and singles of: Dark Sword Grass, Merveille du Jour, Snout, Shuttle-shaped Dart and Black Rustic.

One last photo, one of today's two Cypress Carpet - my second and third for the garden....

Gorgeous thing!


  1. Great looking collection Steve.

  2. Thanks John,

    The trap is out again tonight, let's see what it brings tomorrow...