31.10.19 With the moth trapping season drawing to an early close this year with disappointing weather and a lack of opportunities to get out into the field, my attention has turned to leaf mines. I am out and about most … Continue reading
Anyone else been catching moths? True not inspiring moth collecting weather which hasn’t enticed me out a lot but there were a few highlights. I had a specimen for dissection left over from 31st August that looked like and was … Continue reading
This month has not been especially exciting, though there have been a few highlights. The month started reasonably well following a hot July but most of the summery moths disappeared following the rain and wind during the second and third … Continue reading
This year see’s the 20th anniversary of National Moth Night, a celebration of all the things we love and enjoy about this hobby of ours. One of the themes is Clifden Nonpareil (Catocola fraxini) - aka the ‘Blue Underwing’. Despite a … Continue reading
A surprise this morning with not one but 2 male Gypsy Moths in the garden trap. Not sure of the origin of these 2 moths – are they likely immigrants or wanderers from the expanding London population? Mark
July was an interesting month. Following the chaos of underwings at the end of June things settled somewhat and much of the month was dry with some good moth nights. The temperatures rose towards the end of the month with … Continue reading
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There are two Lyonetia species on the British list, with clerkella being the one most of us are familiar with. As it happens, even this is an uncommon visitor to my garden trap so I’m in the habit of potting … Continue reading
The moth night at Africa Alive, Kessingland is this Saturday 20th July. Meeting at 20.00. Drive down main entrance to gates on the right 1/3 of way down track.
Like others have reported, the first half of June at IGC was poor for moth numbers, although there were still a few interesting records. The second half was much better with the warmer conditions producing some big catches of moths, … Continue reading
On the 4th July, Keith invited Alan and me to join him to record an area on the Somerleyton Estate that had not been surveyed before. This is the area next to the Hall and gardens. So we were all … Continue reading