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Rubia

Well-known member
01/10. The month opened with a bang. One moth - a Pale Mottled Willow.
Things can only get better.
 
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dantheman

Bah humbug
Didn't put the trap on last night but still got 1 ;)

A Common Marbled Carpet in the utility room this morning - a moth that was on the back door last night flew in when I opened the door to go out to the car briefly, but didn't relocate at the time.
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Eleven moths last night, two each of Common Marbled Carpet, Snout & Barred sallow, and singles of Garden & Red-green Carpets, Brimstone, Lunar Underwing & Shuttle-shaped Dart.
 

Rubia

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Trapping definitely off the agenda here for a while too.
Currently looking for a source of gopher wood.
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
Trap is on - plenty of moths still needed. Conditions not great of course.

Typically unexciting. Moths, no water in the trap, so presumably it didn't rain as much as the forecast.

Black Rustic 1
Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
Square Spot Rustic 3 (looking worn now)
Lunar Underwing 3

First occasion with no Large Yellow Underwing for months, although haven't searched around the trap area yet.
 

Andy Adcock

Fractious Member of ill repute
England
Sunday was largely mild and the wind eventually dropped so I put the light on. Shouldn't have bothered, 1 Large Yellow Undwerwing, that's probably it for me now.
 

Rubia

Well-known member
05/10. Ran the MV for four and a half hours. Very windy at start but eased off towards the end. 16 moths of 7 species. Netted a new garden moth - Mallow, which was around for a while and showing no inclination to go to the trap. Rest were Black Rustic, Lunar Underwing, London Dowd, Common Plume, Setaceous Hebrew Character and Lesser Yellow Underwing.
 

aeshna5

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05/10. Ran the MV for four and a half hours. Very windy at start but eased off towards the end. 16 moths of 7 species. Netted a new garden moth - Mallow, which was around for a while and showing no inclination to go to the trap. Rest were Black Rustic, Lunar Underwing, London Dowd, Common Plume, Setaceous Hebrew Character and Lesser Yellow Underwing.

Had to look up London Dowd as I'd never heard of it, but then I saw the scientific name I knew the moth-never seen that name probably because few of the micros have long established vernacular names.
 

Rubia

Well-known member
Only used London Dowd cos it was a lot easier to type at that hour in the morning! I know most moth-ers don't use vernaculars for most micros. The Norfolk Moth website; that I use constantly, I have it open all the time I trap (its brilliant): seems to give them for most species I think.
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
Last night:

At the trap around 10pm - 1 Common Marbled Carpet, 1 Square Spot Rustic

This morning - outside the trap - 1 SHCharacter, 1 Autumnal Rustic
This morning - inside the trap - 1 SHCharacter, 1 Feathered Ranunculus, 1 LBAM
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
Had to google the 'looking for a source of gopher wood too' lol.


It's mild but wet and windy still and didn't think to set the trap up earlier (plus the egg boxes wee still drying out) so not trapping here tonight.
Feathered Ranunculus from the other night - rather different from previous examples, but quite nice.
 

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Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
First attempt this month, and shouldn't have bothered:
LBAM 3
Garden Carpet 1
Lesser YU 1
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
Last night - was reasonably hopeful as a mild night (15C forecast in Falmouth! although would be fair bit lower out here). Wet and windy though.

Black Rustic 4
Feathered Ranunculus 2
Lunar Underwing 1
Square Spot Rustic 1
Large Yellow Underwing 1

Also a LBAM on the side of the car in the daytime (parked next to the hedge).
 

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