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March Moths (or moths in March) 2021 (1 Viewer)

Saturday night; multiples of (I lost the list I noted!) Small Quaker, Earl Grey, Hebrew Character, Twin spot Quaker, Clouded Drab and 1 Chestnut if that is correct (below picture). The wings on the imaged individual seem more rounded than the ID book.
I'd not hesitate to call that a Chestnut. Trap's on again up here too, good luck everyone who's having a go tonight.
That old chestnut again ... ;-)

Haven't managed to look at the bulb/trap as totally unrelated our power tripped out this evening whilst we were cooking dinner and there's obviously something amiss with the main ring main sockets or something - the extension lead is now in use powering laptops and the like from the extension (appropriately enough!) to the rest of the house instead.

(The bulb and moth trap have only really had use this year I believe, although the trap wasn't new and it has been outside all winter ... )
22/03. Chilly feel to last night, it was a clear sky. Nothing new in trap. 17 Small Quakers, 4 Hebrew Characters and 1 Twin-spotted Quaker.
Tonight looks marginally better with cloud and a touch more warmth.
Fingers crossed for all of us.
Quieter night for me too last night.
7 Brindled Pug
1 March Moth
3 Early Grey
1 Chestnut
5 Clouded Drab
26 Common Quaker
14 Small Quaker
6 Hebrew Character
3 Twin-spotted Quaker

And a micro that I'll put on the ID forum at some point.
I've only trapped three times this month. I don't bother when it stays cold, just one night when the temperature stayed above 5°.
Moths so far, 1/3 A Many-plumed Moth on the window.
9/3 Small Quaker 6
Oak Beauty 2
Common Quaker 3
Hebrew Character 2
March Moth 3
15/3 Small Quaker 3
Hebrew Character 2
Common Quaker 1
20/3 Small Quaker 17
Oak Beauty 1
Hebrew Character 8
Clouded Drab 2
Early Grey 1
Common Quaker 2
Twin-spot Quaker 1
Diurnea fagella aka March Tubic 1..... agree with March Tubic above.
23/3 This morning on the wall beside back door a Double-striped Pug.

After two nights of frost the trap is out again, so far a Common Quaker and 2 Twin-spot Quakers.


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23/03. 1 Oak Beauty, 12 Small Quaker, 2 Common Quaker, 1 Early Grey, 1 Grey Shoulder-knot, 1 Red Chestnut, 1 March Moth, 3 Hebrew Character and a Mompha sp (that will need gen det).
Red Chestnut is a new one for garden, the Mompha could well be too (assuming it comes out as what I suspect it is).
We were promised a warmer night last night but we got 1°. Nothing new but over 40 moths for the first time this year.
Small Quaker 15, Common Quaker 6, Twin-spotted Quaker 6, Hebrew Character 6, Clouded Drab 4, Early Grey 3, March Moth and Oak Beauty 1 of each. The only Micro was another Diurnea fagella.
Clear half the night with a bright half moon, which may account for the low count in the trap.

1 Clouded Drab
2 Common Quakers
3 Hebrew Characters

Maybe have another go tonight though drizzle is a possibility.

Double-striped Pug NFY last night.

4 Brindled Pug
2 Early Grey
1 Grey Shoulder-knot
1 Satellite
6 Clouded Drab
32 Common Quaker
20 Small Quaker
12 Hebrew Character
8 Twin-spotted Quaker
An additional fifteen additions to the Clevedon lepidoptera yearlist during March. My best night in the year to date has been 31 moths of 14 species. The additions taking me to 34 species for the year:-

29.001 - Diurnea fagella
32.018 - Agonopterix heracliana
32.031 - Agonopterix alstromeriana
32.039 - Depressaria daucella
44.001 - Alucita hexadactyla
70.101 - Mottled Grey
70.141 - Double-striped Pug
70.237 - Early Thorn
70.245 - March Moth
70.248 - Brindled Beauty
73.201 - Pale Pinion
73.210 - Satellite
73.245 - Small Quaker
73.250 - Twin-spotted Quaker
74.009 - Oak Nycteoline

Pics attached - Oak Nycteoline; Brindled Beauty; Pale Pinion; Early Thorn; & Mottled Grey.

All the best



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A few more pics - Double-striped Pug; March Moth; Satellite; Small Quaker; & Twin-spotted Quaker


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The micro additions - Diurnea fagella; Alucita hexadactyla; Agonopterix alstromeriana; Agonopterix heracliana; & Depressaria daucella.


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24/03. 33 moths of 6 species. 21 Small Quaker, 4 Hebrew Character, 5 Common Quaker, 1 March Moth, 1 Clouded Drab and 1 Lead-coloured Drab (nfy). It was fairly cold after 9pm so not surprised at the lack of variety.
Windy tonight and a return to rain so probably will only trap for first half of the night
25/03. 5 Small Quaker, 3 Common Quaker and 1 Hebrew Character. Much poorer night.
Tonight is windy and very cold so unlikely to trap, as based on the above it would have minimal returns.
Big drop in numbers last night, but a tick nonetheless, Red Chestnut.

1 Brindled Pug
1 March Moth
2 Early Grey
3 Clouded Drab
6 Common Quaker
4 Small Quaker
1 Twin-spotted Quaker


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27/03. Really poor night. 2 Small Quaker, 1 Common Quaker and 1 Hebrew Character.
Tonight not looking good as very windy.
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