Friday, April 07, 2006

Red Chestnut

Mothing this spring has so far been appalling. I recorded 25 species in March last year and 30 the year before but only 10 this year!

The weather continues to be either cool and/or windy which is keeping the moths quiet. Last night was still a bit cool and breezy but wasn't quite as bad as other recent nights so I set an actinic trap and managed the following:

2139 Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa), 1
2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda), 2
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta), 1
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola), 1

Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa)

Early Grey (Xylocampa areola)

Coolpix P4

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