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October Moths (1 Viewer)

dantheman

Bah humbug
6C, bit breezy and showers overnight. 5 of 5.

Angle Shades 1 (saw it go in last night)
Dark Chestnut 1
Feathered Ranunculus 1
Beaded Chestnut 1 outside am
Turnip Moth 1 outside am
 

Rubia

Well-known member
Not much wind but clear and cold.
4 moths. 2 Black Rustic, Beaded Chestnut and a Nov Moth agg.

Still hoping for Red-line Quaker, Satellite, Dark Chestnut, Sprawler, December Moth, Mottled Umber and Winter Moth.
 
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dantheman

Bah humbug
Moon is half full too which doesn't help. December Moths (which never tried for) hopefully too! Some wilder but milder weather coming later this week.
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Quiet again last night, but a new moth for me nonetheless - Winter Moth (another one for you to add to the list Dan). Otherwise just a Red-green Carpet, two November Moth aggs and a Red-line Quaker.
 

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dantheman

Bah humbug
Cool. Think Satellite and Winter Moth the only new ones since. Looking at 'What's flying tonight' eg the Norfolk version there are still lots of species (including some rather nice ones) out there and still possible both personally and for the joint effort (don't think I've ever trapped late autumn before)
 
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JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Cool. Think Satellite and Winter Moth the only new ones since. Looking at 'What's flying tonight' eg the Norfolk version there are still lots of species (including some rather nice ones) out there and still possible both personally and for the joint effort (don't think I've ever trapped late autumn before)

Not much time to add them though, you'll be starting over on Monday.
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
Not much time to add them though, you'll be starting over on Monday.

Ha, in my mind I was wondering if we'd hit 100 before the end of the year. And with the decent milder weather and numbers a week or so back thought they would keep pouring in. But yes should really start afresh in November. Not sure but may motivate people to keep the traps open ...
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
;)

Weather tonight isn't marvellous, and heavy rain coming in at 1am - strongish winds from the South/SW so will leave the trap on for all those continental immigrants ...


Just wish I'd managed to get the trap out at the beginning of lockdown ...
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
I'm sure my first blank night will hit soon, but was spared last night by one each of Red-green Carpet & Figure of Eight.
 

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dantheman

Bah humbug
Close thing last night. 7C minimum. Checked a few times in the evening, 1 Shieldbug, not seen one recently.

In the trap -

Beaded Chestnut 1

Outside, searching the vegetation -

Dark Sword-grass 1
Yellow-line Quaker 1
 

aeshna5

Well-known member
Close thing last night. 7C minimum. Checked a few times in the evening, 1 Shieldbug, not seen one recently.

In the trap -

Beaded Chestnut 1

Outside, searching the vegetation -

Dark Sword-grass 1
Yellow-line Quaker 1

We need to know what species of shieldbug! It's like saying moth.
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
Doh! Should have written lower case ;) I had half a mind to photograph it but thought better. Bright green with a darker brown/black bit-to-the-rear-end-of-the-top. Pinkish white cast to the underside.

Also one fly sp. in the trap, and last few days a couple of ground beetles under the trap, mating in one instance.

Will try harder ...
 

Rubia

Well-known member
Clear and very chilly last night. 2 moths.
1 Beaded Chestnut in trap and 1 Nov Moth agg outside it.

Shieldbugs - I've had Hawthorn and Common Green attracted to the trap since I started, but on the outside. Yesterday while pruning some low branches off Lawson's Cypress I saw lots of Juniper Shieldbugs but even though one tree is only 2 metres away they don't seem to be attracted to the light.

Caddis flies - I'm told there is a lot of effort going into producing a list of caddis attracted to traps but I'm not sure where or by whom at present. They all look a bit too similar to me on the whole.
 

Farnboro John

Well-known member
One November Moth agg this morning that effortlessly evaded my pot from its window perch, dammit. Nothing in the trap again.

Supposedly dry tonight, probably give it another go.

John
 

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
Hopefully the warmer nights at the end of the week will be dry and calm enough to run my trap - have not had it out for a week now.

A friend with a better garden, and less fussed about the weather, keeps showing me things that I could still get new for the year. Yesterday it was Merveille de Jour, Red-green Carpet and December Moth and other recent ones include Grey Shoulder-knot and November Moth agg. Blair's Shoulder-knot is usually my last of the year, and yet to catch one this time.

Steve
 

Rubia

Well-known member
27/10. 2 moths. LBAM and Nov Moth agg. (will gen det later).
Tonight will be too cold to bother. A few warmer nights coming over the weekend but currently looking like they might be wet.
 

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