Author Archives: Raymond Watson

White-mantled Wainscot

I note that there has been a post of what appears to be a White-mantled Wainscot caught in Somerset. Posted on the Migrant Moths Facebook site early on the morning of 18th. Does the species occur as an immigrant or … Continue reading

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First half July 2017 Hollesley and around

A round up of my catches over the first half of July in this superb mothing year. Apart from catches at home I visited Captain’s Wood on 7th and The Patch on 14th. The Captain’s Wood catch was good at … Continue reading

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The Patch, June 2017

The Patch is a private area of land that I am grateful to the landowner for allowing me to moth trap there. It has turned up some very interesting results. Despite the trap locations being only around 500 metres from … Continue reading

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‘The Life of Casta’

Psyche casta in fact. I have been pondering this species for some time, wishing to catch a male. I have collected numerous cases as they climb up posts, walls, plants etc to pupate and only ever found females emerging. I … Continue reading

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June moths at home in Hollesley

Managed to find an opportunity to run through my records for my home and gather together a report. There is a great deal I could say and I am sure everyone else has found this June exceptionally good so I … Continue reading

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Tangham 16th June

A spell of cooler weather allows time to take stock of this super June and also catch up on dissections some of which were necessary for this catch at Tangham. I visited the location where in 2014 I had captured … Continue reading

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Captain’s Wood 14th June

A bit of a lull in the hectic mothing now and perhaps later in the week so I’ll get one of my visits out of the way before the lengthier comments for others. I had a fairly good catch at … Continue reading

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Hectic Mothing

I would imagine in common with everyone else during this superb spell of mothing for June I am overwhelmed. I will post more in due course as I have some very interesting catches. However in the meantime here are two … Continue reading

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Start of Summer

And an apology. In my last post I incorrectly identified the Elachista as E. utonella. It has now been correctly identified as E. scirpi. I have edited that post. Back to the start of summer. I thought it appropriate to … Continue reading

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Second half of May 2017

Yes, that was Spring. We now move on to Summer. It has a lot to live up to. I went out to Havergate Island on 24th so there was no trapping at home in Hollesley that night. I also visited … Continue reading

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