Saturday, 17 April 2010

A new moth

Having finally sorted a permanent home for the moth trap, such that light doesn't hit any neighbours' windows, I now have it on all night using a timer.  This last week I was hoping for some good catches but had nothing til last night, possibly because it was a bit milder than late.

Two moths caught of two different species:

1 x 2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)
1 x 1524 Common Plume (Emmelina monodactyla) *new

Hebrew Character

Common Plume


  1. Same as I've got in my kitchen!

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  3. The Common Plume is a Fantastic looking Moth Tim never seen one before. Found this info on the net
    The Plume moths are strictly classified as 'micro moths'. Confusingly, some micro moths can be larger than some macro moths.

    The Common Plume is found close to its food plant convolvulus or 'Bindweed' throughout temperate Europe and the UK.

    Prime identification features are the central dark spot and the 'swept back' tip of the wing.

    It is slightly smaller than the White Plume, which it is often seen with, flies from June onwards and hibernates as an adult moth through the winter.

  4. Tim,
    can you advise if moth traps work in urban areas which have streetlighting. We have the new street lighting installed and there are no dark corners anywhere

  5. Dick, can't see why not. But I'm no expert.