Category Archives: Sightings

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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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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Season draws to a close at Purdis.

With the prospect of much colder weather arriving looks like the moth season is about to draw to a close for 2018 here. So here is the November news from my area. Both the Oak rustic and White speck invasion … Continue reading

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Influx of the White-speck (M. unipuncta)

There is currently a widespread national influx of unipuncta taking place. I have been fortunate enough to obtain four examples over the past week at Bawdsey; which is about the same number I have seen over the past 15 years … Continue reading

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Oak Rustic arrives at Bawdsey

The anticipated arrival of the Oak Rustic at Bawdsey has occurred with a singleton attracted to my lamps on 7 November. With much Holm Oak around the Bawdsey district, this moth is likely to become abundant and a regular feature … Continue reading

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