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Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 7th August 2020, 06:55
Replies: 85
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Posted By Allen
Its interesting to see the different...

Its interesting to see the different successes/failures each night on this forum. Disappointing low numbers here despite what I thought was a decent night. Singles of Brimstone, Common Rustic, Ruby...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 6th August 2020, 11:29
Replies: 85
Views: 1,562
Posted By Allen
Straw Underwing again here + Nut-tree Tussock,...

Straw Underwing again here + Nut-tree Tussock, Square-spot Rustic, a very worn Copper Underwing, Black Arches and more Tree-lichen Beauty which seems to be the highest number moth I'm getting at...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 5th August 2020, 21:27
Replies: 85
Views: 1,562
Posted By Allen
Thanks Jabberwocky

Thanks Jabberwocky
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 5th August 2020, 20:50
Replies: 85
Views: 1,562
Posted By Allen
John Yes it is bizarre; am changing the baffles...

John

Yes it is bizarre; am changing the baffles in my trap to clear ones next week to see if that helps retention. In the meantime can anyone help with ID's on these. 1 I think is Poplar Grey...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 5th August 2020, 12:51
Replies: 85
Views: 1,562
Posted By Allen
Thanks for the other ID's too, that night was my...

Thanks for the other ID's too, that night was my best this year species and number-wise which isn't saying much if you see my other posts but I certainly wasn't expecting such a rarity!
Am now back...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 5th August 2020, 04:27
Replies: 85
Views: 1,562
Posted By Allen
Thanks for the ID, Farnboro John also did same on...

Thanks for the ID, Farnboro John also did same on my misplaced posting under July moths. Seems I need to report this one to local recorder for Surrey.

Any help with the other IDs, the Coronet? and...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 4th August 2020, 21:57
Replies: 85
Views: 1,562
Posted By Allen
Just realised I accidentally posted this under...

Just realised I accidentally posted this under the July moths thread

A few recent updates

2nd August - finally a decent catch !!!

Coronet - picture attached if someone could confirm
Dusky Thorn...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 4th August 2020, 21:52
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
John Now that you have given me a species then...

John

Now that you have given me a species then it looks like it is! Explains why I couldn't find it in my book as it's not illustrated. It was in Haslemere over Sunday night.

Allen
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 4th August 2020, 21:21
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
A few recent updates 2nd August - finally a...

A few recent updates

2nd August - finally a decent catch !!!

Coronet - picture attached if someone could confirm
Dusky Thorn (2)
Mocha
Unidentified - picture attached
Small Phoenix
Black Arches
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 31st July 2020, 11:42
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
I was reading on the Moth Trap thread that Dan...

I was reading on the Moth Trap thread that Dan directed me to that Skinner traps with solid baffles rather than clear ones lose more moths. Does anyone have any experience as maybe that could be my...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 30th July 2020, 14:07
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
Thanks Dan, an old thread but very useful anyway.

Thanks Dan, an old thread but very useful anyway.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 30th July 2020, 10:08
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
Another low count of single digit numbers. I'll...

Another low count of single digit numbers. I'll try and post a picture of the set up later for suggestions on what might be the issue (or maybe it is purely location driven) but a homemade Skinner...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 29th July 2020, 09:55
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
Finally trapped after the dodgy weather for last...

Finally trapped after the dodgy weather for last few nights but pathetic catch again. Singles of Turnip/Shuttle-shaped Dart/Common Rustic, a very worn, almost transparent Poplar Hawk-moth and 2...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 06:36
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
Another disappointing morning; 2 H and D, 2...

Another disappointing morning; 2 H and D, 2 Shuttle shaped Darts, 1 Riband Wave and 1 Tree lichen Beauty was nice.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 21st July 2020, 08:08
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
Only 1 moth in the trap this morning - H and D !...

Only 1 moth in the trap this morning - H and D !
Scalloped Oak, Least Carpet and a very worn Willow Beauty on the outside but that was it. Disappointing.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 20th July 2020, 20:16
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
Remaining pictures - wondering if the...

Remaining pictures - wondering if the unidentified is a Horse Chestnut?
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 20th July 2020, 20:14
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
16th July (Farnborough) 1 x Shuttle shaped Dart 1...

16th July (Farnborough)
1 x Shuttle shaped Dart
1 x Dark Arches

17th July (Farnborough)
1 x Least Carpet
1 x Dun Bar
1 x Flame
1 x Box Moth
1 x Uncertain/Rustic
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 15th July 2020, 14:29
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
I can beat that Andy - 1 Bufftip, 1...

I can beat that Andy - 1 Bufftip, 1 Rustic/Uncertain and 1 Riband Wave!
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 14th July 2020, 10:30
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
While I was on one of the Surrey heaths on Sunday...

While I was on one of the Surrey heaths on Sunday I noticed a large hawkmoth feeding on the heathers - unfortunately couldnt get remotely near it to ID although it was an overall brown impression -...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 13th July 2020, 20:44
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Allen
Thanks David. That is it.

Thanks David. That is it.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 13th July 2020, 20:09
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Allen
Wasp ID

Wondered if anyone could help ID a wasp which frequented one of the Surrey heaths that I visited at the weekend. I'll try a load a picture up later but they were constantly flying around holding what...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 13th July 2020, 19:15
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
A herd of Elephant Hawk Moths and August Thorn...

A herd of Elephant Hawk Moths and August Thorn (if someone would kindly confirm)
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 13th July 2020, 16:07
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
Trapped 10th and 12th (and 11th but one of the...

Trapped 10th and 12th (and 11th but one of the bulb contacts wasn't in so lights out early!) - 10th was the better night here

10th July
4 x Elephant Hawkmoth
3 x Buff Ermine
Several Common Footman...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 7th July 2020, 16:42
Replies: 206
Views: 3,978
Posted By Allen
Finally some success with numbers having upgraded...

Finally some success with numbers having upgraded my 15W to 2 x 30W Acinitic bulbs. 5 Buff Ermine, 6 Common Footman, 2 Scalloped Oak and singles of Elephant Hawkmoth, Clouded Border, H & D, Willow...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 3rd July 2020, 20:31
Replies: 442
Views: 11,375
Posted By Allen
Thanks Paul. I was confused by the fact that the...

Thanks Paul. I was confused by the fact that the markings weren't solid but mine certainly fits with your photos. One continues to learn!
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