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    February Moths - 2014

    ustella makes it a trio of new garden moths already this year! Slightly less about last night despite milder temperatures, it was 9 degrees this morning at 7am but it was very blustery and we had had showers during the night. 7 moths was better than a kick up the bum and I managed to bag a...
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    February Moths - 2014

    Yesterday, after the previous nights trapping efforts a quick scout around the garden added 4 Dotted Border's which had alighted on the garden fences about 20 feet from the trap location. This goes to show that it is always worth checking slightly further away from where you are trapping. Also...
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    February Moths - 2014

    Hello all. I have struggled this year so far but finally feel the ball is rolling now after last night's catch od 13 moths of 5 species. 8x Tortricodes alternella, 1x Acleris schalleriana, 2x Chestnut, 1x Pale Brindled Beauty and a garden first Acleris cristana. All to 125w MV Robinson. This...
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    January Moths - 2014

    3 moths so far, singles of Chestnut, Pale Brindled Beauty and Spring Usher. Last January I managed 20 moths in the garden, despite nearly 2 weeks of snow.
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    Back Garden Moths Community?

    The site is down until Simon acquires a new server host.
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    Acleris x 2

    A.hastiana for the last one.
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    Butterflies in Thailand

    Hi there 1 & 2. Lexias dirtea (Archduke Butterfly) - Male 10. papilio polytes
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    Your moth trap set up

    I'm just going on personal experience that is all, attending traps i've witnessed many moths keep flying at the light and then escaping even using the robinson. I now have replaced both clear cones for metal ones and the results have improved. Sunlight is a different UV spectrum hence why they...
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    Your moth trap set up

    It depends how much of your catch you want to retain. I disagree with the clear top and changed to a spray painted black one, primarily for the reason that with a clear top, the moths can still see and be attracted to the light, thus fluttering around trying to reach it and on instances...
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    Daft Question

    I've on numerous occasions been 'caught' moth trapping by police. The funniest time was when two women pulled up in a smart police car, commenting on my net that I was holding, apparently it looked like a spade and that they thought we were burying a body.
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    October moths 2010

    Yes that is Feathered Ranunculus, had a small catch the other night with Merveille du jour being the highlight.
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    October moths 2010

    Had a trip out to Grays Chalk Quarry in South-west Essex the other night, perfect conditions, a little breezy but nice and overcast. The amount of moths was slightly disappointing between 4 traps initially (they should have been piling in given the conditions!), but on inspection of the last...
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    Moths of May 2010

    Yep wide shorter white wedge = Lesser Swallow Prominent. The other is indeed Heart & Dart
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    Moths of May 2010

    Highlights from the last 2 weeks trapping include Sandy Carpet, Mother Shipton, Large Nutmeg, Thistle Ermine, Poplar Lutestring & Green Silver-lines.
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    What's your Best Moth?

    Well I sorted my best odf 2009 out.... hopefully this year will bring more of the same.
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    May 6th 2010 Moth Midlands UK

    Hi there That is a Shuttle-shaped Dart.
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    Is this Twin Spotted Quaker?

    I like the faint vertical lines on the wings of this one, not seen that in Twin-spotted Quaker before, nice!
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    Moths of April 2010

    That's a shame! i'd get up waaay earlier than that if you don't want to miss out on more Moths! Currently getting up at about 5.20am here in the UK.
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    Moths of April 2010

    Grey Birch was a new Moth for me tonight, a local species here in Essex, trapped in mature birch and oak Woodland.
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    Moths of April 2010

    That is a Drinker Moth caterpillar.
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    Moths of April 2010

    Hi Sean Your Pug is Brindled :)
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    ID two small micros, Norway.

    The second one could be Epinotia immundana
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    Moths of April 2010

    Yes Nick, Brindled Pug. Very quiet here, we will soon be coming into Orthosia lull. Although I did get my earliest record of Common Pug last night, comparing it with previous year's data it seems to get earlier year upon year. 2008 - 11th May 2009 - 05th May 2010 - 19th April Macro Moths 1x...
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    Blossom Underwing?

    Yep, very nice agreed.