Author Archives: Raymond Watson

Pests in the house again!

Been picking up Tinea pellionella in the house again. What are the little buggers destroying this time around? Also after a recent cold spell I caught the first Early Tooth-striped at my home. Seen a number in local woodlands but … Continue reading

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Jan, Feb and March 2019, Hollesley

Thank you for your report Paul. Coastal catches tend to be a little slower than a few miles inland but better than central East Anglia. The weather has been variable with a mix of cold weather spells, warm days with … Continue reading

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December and annual review 2018 Hollesley

Nice to see a post from Matthew. Lets have a few more posts all round.. December was interesting Yellow-line Quaker persisted in the first week and as Matthew points out Dark Arches were caught. These are interesting catches being found … Continue reading

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Moths from November 2018 at Hollesley

In addition to regular autumn species immigrant species have continued intermittently. Dark Sword-grass has been abundant, though it may also be resident. Yellow Line Quaker that seemed to come in during October, along with the Large Wainscot, continued to mid … Continue reading

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National Moth Night Data

National Moth Night Data must be recorded before 2nd December. I have just uploaded one set of data on the Moth Night recording data sheets. In doing so I realised that there were two different recording sheets for moths. The … Continue reading

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Hollesley October 2018 moths

The weather forecast suggests tonight will not be good for moth trapping so I report now for the month. Moths caught during October have fallen into three categories. regular autumn species, out of season species and immigrants. There has not … Continue reading

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Time to look out for Cydia inquinatana

This species is established and spreading in Suffolk. The larvae feed on the seeds of Acer keys. Presently these are falling if they have been eaten. I know they prefer Acer campestre but other Acer species may host them. If … Continue reading

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September moths at Hollesley

This years variable weather and moth catching has continued through September. A handful of good nights mixed in with many of little value. The middle of the month was the better spell for me with the biggest catch on 16th … Continue reading

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Mothing in August 2018, Hollesley plus.

A bit up and down this August, weather and mothing wise. Not been to The Patch during the month but had a good visit to Havergate Island on 2nd and to Abbey Farm, Snape on 21st. I was joined by … Continue reading

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July 2018, Hollesley

The predicted impact of climate change has been evident in the country this year with more extreme weather. Wet/cold spring, hot dry summer and extreme events. The dry spell was dramatically ended here with thunderstorms. The storms which came up … Continue reading

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