Monday, 16 June 2014

Falkland Palace 14-06-2014

After setting up my heath trap at Cullaloe I arrived with my glamorous assistant to set up here at 22:00. it was overcast with spitting rain and 14 degrees. Ran the trap until midnight.

Fortunately I am becoming familiar with some of the species, but there was still plenty of newness to trouble the pots. Highlight of the night was a Figure of Eighty, a species which seems to be making major headway north judging by current distribution maps. Another nice one was Light Emerald, which was probably my favourite moth of the night for looks. The Figure of Eighty was only the third record of this species in Fife!

Species list
14 Ghost Moth (4 - 1m, 3ff)
18 Map-winged Swift (4, 1 gallicus form)
1654 Figure of Eighty (1)
1722 Flame Carpet (3)
1727 Silver-ground Carpet (5)
1760 Green Carpet (2)
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (1)
1906 Brimstone (5)1926 Pale Brindled Beauty (2)
1937 Mottled Beauty (1) (ID link)
1961 Light Emerald (1)
2089 Heart & Dart (2)
2102 Flame Shoulder (3)
2158 Pale-shouldered Brocade (2)
2173 Lychnis (1)
2302 Brown Rustic (3)
2305 Small Angle Shades (2)
2340 Middle-barred Minor (10)
2442 Beautiful Golden Y (2)

Clouded hilltop

Orchard trapping

Map-winged Swift

Map-winged Swift

Ghost Moth male

Small Angle Shades

Ghost Moth female

Flame Shoulder

Common Marbled Carpet

Heart & Dart
Mottled Beauty

Figure of Eighty

Figure of Eighty

Grey Pine Carpet
Light Emerald

Spring Collection

Pale-shouldered Brocade



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