Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Trapping 04-03-2013

I'll be honest I left the trap out from my last blank, and thought I'd switch it on last night on the off chance even knowing there was a likely frost due and it would be clear, but to my surprise there was a moth nestled in amongst the egg boxes this morning! Thanks to Stewart I now see this is a Lead-Coloured Drab which is in fact new for me, so even better. The joys of being a beginner is I get to learn lots and make mistakes.

1 Lead-Coloured Drab.

I don't normally like to trap two nights in a row but the weather tonight looks good (warmer than it has been in months, up to 8 over night, over cast and not much wind).

Lead-Coloured Drab (on egg box)

Lead-Coloured Drab on bush.


  1. Queer looking Quaker that Ashley, I've never seen one as grey. Have you considered Lead coloured Drab or is it just a trick of the light?

  2. Nope I hadn't considered Lead Coloured Drab, would they be flying this early though? I am still very much a beginner when it comes to moths so am happy to be lead (excuse the pun) with my identifications.

    I must say I thought it didn't look quite right for Quaker but that was the closest I could get that would be likely flying in early march.

  3. Sorry, rude of me, thanks for the tip :)

  4. A nice surprise Ashley, and ye a little early I suppose, as most of mine I have trapped end of March/early April.
    Good stuff!

  5. Ashley I'm well jealous. We dont get them up here in Northumberland, but I look out every spring. Yes yours is a shade early, but thats mothing for you, so much to find out.