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January Moths 2021 (1 Viewer)

Rubia

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I've had the trap out a couple of times this month, so far without any catch (it is on now). Tonight I went for a post work walk up the lane out of the village and checked out the hedges and local wood. I was looking for Early Moth but found none. I did find 36 male and 9 female Winter Moths on trunks of hornbeam, gean and birch. Also, a Dark Chestnut probing a split sloe berry.
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
I ran the trap on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, but nothing, and it was just getting colder so haven't trapped since. It's now going milder, but strong winds and rain!

Also had White-shouldered Clothes Moth a few weeks ago ...
 

aeshna5

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I ran the trap on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, but nothing, and it was just getting colder so haven't trapped since. It's now going milder, but strong winds and rain!

Also had White-shouldered Clothes Moth a few weeks ago ...
A few weeks ago was 2020!;)
 

Rubia

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17/01. After 5 blank attempts this month, last night produced a single Chestnut.
 

Rubia

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21/01. A two and a half hour walk in the dark tonight, looking for Early Moths. I found none. I did see nine Winter Moths, an Angle Shades caterpillar and a cluster of about 280 Vapourer moth eggs. 3 stages of the life cycle of moths on a January night. In the hedge behind my house another Winter Moth and in the light trap a single Pale Brindled Beauty.
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Was mild, dry & still when I got home this evening, so I popped the trap out for a bit. Just brought it in on account of the ever increasing rain, but not before it pulled in a Pale Brindled Beauty.
 

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Rubia

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Did a three hour walk through woods and lanes last night after work, from 5 to 8pm. I managed to find 2 Satellite, 1 Tortricodes alternata, 1 Dotted Border, 1 March Moth, 1 Agonopterix heracliana, 1 Acleris notana/ferrugana agg and 7 Winter Moths.
Twice I saw a moth ran towards it with net ready only to be beaten to the moth by about a foot by a bat, that took it and flew off.
I set out to look for Early Moth and again failed to find any.
 

Rubia

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Another walk last night from 4:45 till 8pm. 9 Satellites, 1 Pale Brindled Beauty, 1 Winter Moth and 3 Agonopterix heracliana. Every Satellite was sitting on a fruit, 5 on rosehips and 4 on sloes.
I ran the trap from 4:30 till 9 pm, after which it poured with rain. This produced 2 Pale Brindled Beauty, 1 Chestnut and 1 Red-green Carpet.
 
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JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Ran the trap from about midnight (once the rain had subsided) and just got another Pale Brindled Beauty. Slow going.
 

Rubia

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Last night's run of the trap only resulted in 1 Agonopterix heracliana. But below the trap table 2 Angle Shade caterpillars.
 

Jabberwocky

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I put the trap out for my first attempt last night. Before bed I'd got 3 Pale Brindled Beauties and a Winter Moth, all outside the trap. This morning a Chestnut and a Common Quaker inside the trap was all there was.
 

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