Friday, March 18, 2005

Mothing at Cuckoo's Hollow

A fairly productive evening at Cuckoo's Hollow with a great bunch of people. We ran a 125W MV light over a sheet and a 15W actinic over a Skinner box with sugar and wine ropes. We started at 7pm and by 9 it was getting a bit chilly so we packed up.

Perhaps the highlights were not the moths but the Toads and Newts running around near the lake. These were the moths recorded at light (none came to sugar) along with several Square-spot Rustic larvae active in the long grass.

663 Diurnea fagella, 1
688 Agonopterix heracliana, 1
1025 Tortricodes alternella, 1
1054 Acleris cristana, 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla, 1
1663 March Moth (Alsophila aescularia), 1
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica), 6
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta), 3
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi), 18

Smooth Newt (Triturus vulgaris)

Acleris cristana

Diurnea fagella

Square-spot Rustic larva (Xestia xanthographa)

Nikon CP995.

1 comment:

Online Degree Adviser said...

Hi there, just wandering the blogosphere and I found your blog. I really enjoy how this all works.

This is one to watch.

Many thanks,

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