Sunday, 16 May 2010

Holywell Moth & Bat Night

Last night was national moth night and an event was held at Holywell Pond NR by Northumberland Wildlife Trust. The county moth recorder Tom Tams attended with a couple of traps, managing to catch a selection of species despite a distinct lack of moths on another less than balmy evening. The evening's haul included Hebrew Character, Water Carpet, Lesser Black Arches, Brindled Pug, Agonopterix arenella, Common Carpet and Clouded Drab.

'Mothmeister' Tom Tams brightens up the evening

The NWT brought along bat detectors and two species were found; Noctule and Common Pipistrelle. Here's a couple of recordings I took.


Common Pipistrelle

The garden moth trap had two moths; a White-shouldered House Moth, and a new species for me, a Scalloped Hazel.
1920 Scalloped Hazel (Odontopera bidentata)

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