I have been a bit lazy updating my blog as of late, partly due to not being able to photograph the moths that I have been catching as it is too dark in the morning and too dark when I return from work in the evening thus a weekly report is all I can muster at the moment!
I ran the trap on Tuesday night and last night.
On Tuesday I managed 3 moths of 3 species, and last night I did a little better with 5 moths of 4 species.
The highlight being only my second garden record of Acleris hastiana on Tuesday and last night my first Spring record of Dark Chestnut.
The Spring Usher was sporting a very similar pattern and colour to an Oak Beauty.
I am currently experimenting between using an Actinic and a Mercury Vapor trap, though last night although milder, did see the MV attracting slightly more.
I hope to run the trap a few night next week, but although the forecast is quite mild at around 8 degrees daytime, the temperatures will be suffering a bit at night so I will see how it goes.
Catch Report - 10/02/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 2x 40w Actinic Robinson Trap
1x March Moth [NFY]
1x Pale Brindled Beauty [NFY]
1x Acleris hastiana [NFY]
Catch Report - 14/02/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 2x 40w Actinic Robinson Trap
1x Dark Chestnut [NFY]
1x Spring Usher
2x Pale Brindled Beauty
1x Epiphyas postvittana [NFY]
|Pale Brindled Beauty|