Thursday, 24 March 2011

3 men and some moths - in Stocksfield

Met up with Tom Tams and Keith Dover for a moth trapping session at Stocksfield last night. Some good moths and good crack.

Good company, Tom Tams and Keith Dover.

Oak Beauty and Yellow Horned - identified and logged

The light off Keith's pearl white teeth was our secret weapon :)

Early Tooth-striped

Oak Beauty

Yellow Horned

Trapping Totals:

Temp dropped down to a chilly 4.5c
Semioscopis avellanella was noteworthy

0666 Semioscopis avellanella 1
1659 Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis) 9
1881 Early Tooth-striped (Trichopteryx carpinata) 6
1930 Oak Beauty (Biston strataria) 6
1947 Engrailed (Ectropis bistortata) 1
2139 Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa) 3
2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 52
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 44
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 17
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda) 5
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 32
2256 Satellite (Eupsilia transversa) 1
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 14

You can discover more on the moths of Northumberland on the Northumberland Moths Website:

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tim, looks like a good night there, great photos too, even one of Tom smiling :)