Category Archives: Sightings

Post 7/7 anticlimax

Since North Cove the mothing has become much more lacklustre. The trap I ran at home on that night had 78 species whereas on the 17th four traps only had 80sp although two of those were new to me being; … Continue reading

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Winds of Change…

…or maybe not. I got back a few days ago from a self-indulgent mothing month in Cenral/Souther France. Saw a lot of wonderful things (and rediscovered the joys of sugaring), but what was entirely absent was any migrants. After about … 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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SMG meeting 7th July, North Cove SWT reserve – a superb night!

7 moth-ers met up for this meeting at the SWT reserve at North Cove, Barnby, a site that has been trapped a few times before by the group. The site has areas of carr woodland, wet meadows with many wildflowers … Continue reading

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June in Mendlesham Green

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Encouraged by Neil asking for comments on other June records , I thought I’d put a few jottings down on what was a bumper month for my garden records. Firstly, as has been universally noted, everything seems to be 2 … Continue reading

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Quadra fest 2017

Allan Eaton from Kessingland joined Brian and I as we returned to the Ashby site on 2nd July where in 2014 we had 6 and then 45 Four-spotted Footman, Lithosia quadra. In the last two years we had proven the … Continue reading

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Overwhelming June at IGC.

June has been a phenomenal month for recording moths at IGC, so much so I haven’t had any time to collate thoughts for a write-up till now! Pretty good numbers of moths trapped even on the not so good nights … 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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