Category Archives: Sightings

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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Moth news for February and March from IGC.

Good to see some posts appearing on this blog. Would be great to see more, I know there are a lot of social media forums these days but not everyone is a ‘follower’ of them all and also some people … 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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March News from Woolpit

The moth season is always slow to get going for me but, with reasonable conditions of late, the traps been out most nights this week. Both Small and Common Quaker have made up the bulk of the catch (there were … Continue reading

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The torch can sometimes be more rewarding.

After the warm spring-like day yesterday I ran a couple of traps for a while after dusk in the woodland, but the temperature dropped off so quickly with clear skies that not much came to the traps. A walk round … Continue reading

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UV LED

Just as a follow-up to Neil’s addendum to his post on 13th January. I tried out my new 7w UV LED bulb yesterday evening (5th Feb) in the nearby woodland. I set up 2 traps, my old 40w actinic and … Continue reading

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Early big catch of moths at IGC.

Been seeing a few Spring ushers this week round the security light at work so thought I’d give a trap a go. Was a bit breezy last night but luckily wasn’t too bad at my usual trap site in the … Continue reading

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Purdis news December 2018.

Not much to report from my site for December as I didn’t really do much trapping (due to time constraints). Was a lot of Mottled umber around, more so than normal as well as lots of Winter moth, both mainly … 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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Record beating December mothing at Bawdsey

Mild conditions which prevailed during December resulted in my best ever catch results for that month at Bawdsey. Good numbers of the regular species put in an appearance; most especially Mottled Umber which was adundant and the not-so-common Scarce Umber.  … Continue reading

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