Thursday, 20 April 2017

Dalgety bay various 17-19/04/2017

18/04/2017 - MV overnight garden
Hebrew Character (5)
Common Quaker (5)

19/04/2017 - Incurvaria masculella netted daytime Hopeward Wood

19/04/2017 -headtorch walk through Hopeward and Bathing House
Water Carpet (3)

19/04/2017 - MV overnight garden
Hebrew Character (4)
Common Quaker (4)
Clouded Drab (1)
Early Grey (3)
Double-striped Pug (1)
Brindled Pug (1)
Eriocrania salopiella (1) (birch leaf miner)

Doble-striped Pug

Early Grey

Eriocrania salopiella

Monday, 10 April 2017

08/04/2017 - Dalgety Bay (Beautiful Plume)

Nice addition to the garden list with a Beautiful Plume this morning

Common Quaker - a few
Hebrew Character - a few
Double-striped Pug (1)
Early Grey (1)
Beautiful Plume (Amblyptilia acanthadactyla)

07/04/2017 - Cullaloe LNR (Small Quaker)

A rare visit to Cullaloe this year for the first of two "public" moth trapping events. A good time to visit as April has been underdone moth-wise. As a result three new additions on the moth front and one new wasp, in addition to a spider that wasn't recorded for 15 years.

Three traps were run, each adding one species to the list. Small Quakers were numerous at the pines while a second MV at the spillway produced one Twin-spotted Quaker. The third addition came from an actinic heath trap at the filter beds - Double-striped Pug. Only 7 species of moth were found on the night so that's a pretty good hit rate!

Also at the pines were two Ophion obscuratus wasps. A female wolf spider - Trochosa terricola - was caught pathside as its eyes reflected the torchlight.

Small Quaker

The species list:
Small Quaker
Common Quaker
Hebrew Character
Double-striped Pug (1)
Shoulder Stripe (1)
Twin-spotted Quaker (1)
Diurnea fagella

Friday, 7 April 2017

Dalgety Bay, 06/04/2017 - Double-striped Pug, Pale Pinion

Neighbour's cat keeping watch on affairs

Hebrew Character (6)
Common Quaker (5)
Early Grey (1)
Double-striped Pug (1) *
Pale Pinion (1) *
Clouded Drab (1)

* new to garden

DS Pug

A nicely marked Heb Char

Pale Pinion

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Dalgety bay, Hopeward Wood, 28/03/2017

Diamond-back Moth
Double-striped Pug (1)
Chestnut (2)
Water Carpet (2)
Common Flat-body (1)
Diurnea fagella (2)
Common Quaker (1)

Double-striped Pug

Dalgety Bay, 04/04/2017 - Brindled Pug

Hebrew Character (6)
Common Quaker (5)
Twin-spotted Quaker (1)
Brindled Pug (1)

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Dalgety Bay, 29/03/2017

Common Quaker (16)
Hebrew Character (8)
Early Grey (1)
Twin-spot Quaker (1)

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dalgety Bay, 26/03/2017, Shoulder Stripe

Popping out to the garage in the evening this was spotted fluttering around a small plant near the door

Friday, 24 March 2017

Dalgety Bay, 24/03/2017

Overnight MV Heath - Cold and clear night

Common Quaker (10)
Hebrew Charcter (4)
Clouded Drab (1)

A bleary-eyed half awake shot of the Clouded Drab

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Dalgety Bay, 9/3/2017, Dark Chestnut

Overnight MV, garden

70.255 Dotted Border (1)
70.345 March Moth (2)
73.249 Common Quaker (1)
73.194 Chestnut (2)
73.195 Dark Chestnut (1)
73.249 Hebrew Character (2)

Chestnut and Dark Chestnut

The Dark Chestnut must be considered putative at the moment though it looks good to these untrained eyes. So ... this is a lesson on the variability of Chestnuts! It looks very much like these will be both Chestnuts as the shape of the rear end in particular is not consistent with Dark Chestnut. I also read somewhere that they aren't generally seen after Christmas, which is a point worth noting (if true!)

March Moth

Hebrew Character

Dotted Border

Common Quaker

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Dalgety Bay, 06/03/2017 - Early Grey, Satellite

Overnight MV, though the Early Grey came to the window first

Early Grey(1)- new for NT18
Satellie (2) - both orange spots

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Dalgety Bay 30/01/2017 - Hebrew Character

One moth in the garden MV trap last night - a Hebrew Character. One more moth than I was expecting at 5 degrees

Friday, 13 January 2017

First macro of the year - Mottled Umber at Kinghorn, 08/01/2017

Been a few of these about it would seem but this one was found resting in daytime on the harbour wall. A couple of days earlier my garden trap produced nothing but clearly it's worth getting it on whenever a weather window opens