Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Cullaloe 20/09/2014

With two MVs and the heath trap we still faced an uphill struggle against falling temperatures. A few species were added to the year list though. The brambles above the spillway saw more activity than the traps maybe with Pink-barred Sallows in abundance and also a couple of Red-line Quakers.

Pick of the bunch for me in terms of beauty if not scarcity was Canary-shouldered Thorn

The list
(numbers rough guide, to be corrected)
Canary-shouldered Thorn (2)
Pink-barred Sallow (25)
Sallow (2)
Red-line Quaker (3)
Autumnal Rustic (4)
Snout (1)
Pine Carpet (1)
July High-flyer (1)
November Moth 'type' (1)
Small Square-spot (1)
Chestnut (2)

Acleris emargana - Notch-wing Tortrix (3)

The pics

There was also a Banded Sexton  Beetle, Nicrophorus investigator, one of the red-antenna'd Nicrophorus. Lots of passengers too, but I'll let them pass on ID this time around.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Falkland Palace, 13/09/2014

Unable to get the electricity on, I resorted to roaming the garden with head-torch and net. The lovely purple Asters produced two Angle Shades

Friday, 5 September 2014

Cullaloe - 04/09/2014

A quickie from 9 until 10 with the trap under the pines. Ruby Rustic time of year clearly with my second in two days - this one netted from the path on the slope dowmn from the hide. Three other moths were caught/trapped - this being a placeholder for the final result

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Hill of Beath 03/09/2014

Quietish night though mild and overcast. My first carrion beetle in the trap, which is one with orange antennae (ok, offtopic for moths ... )

The list
LYU (1)
Garden Carpet (2)
Rosy Rustic (1)

The pics:

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Cullaloe - 30-31/08/2014

A cool night, and only a small catch. One of the Small Phoenix caught was a very small example. July Highflyers pushing the envelope at the end of August!

Sallow - 2
July Highflyer - 3
Small Phoenix - 2
Six-striped Rustic - 1

The following day a pristine Silver Y was swept from the flower meadow area while attempting to net a hoverfly.