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)