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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Moth Trapping 19-03-2014 Milton Keynes

Early Grey Moth, Milton Keynes
Early Grey
Another balmy night (although the wind was a little stronger than recently, but by no means back to the fence flattening levels of Feb), and so out went the trap and again there were good numbers 30 in total of 7 species another 2 new ones for the year (Satellite and Early Thorn), and only my second Small Quaker.

Who'd have thought March would produce so many moths? I was expecting it to be a dull month with loads of blanks and just ones and two's of stuff.


The Full list:


Early Thorn  1 NFY
Small Quaker  1
Common Quaker  9
Clouded Drab  2
Hebrew Character  14
Early Grey  2
The Satellite  1 NFY


Common Quaker - Milton Keynes
Common Quaker - Milton Keynes
 
Early Grey - Milton Keynes
Early Grey - Milton Keynes

Early Thorn - Milton Keynes
Early Thorn - Milton Keynes

Early Thorn - Milton Keynes
Early Thorn - Milton Keynes

The Satellite - Milton Keynes
The Satellite - Milton Keynes

The Satellite (rather damaged individual) - Milton Keynes
The Satellite (rather damaged individual) - Milton Keynes

Small Quaker - Milton Keynes
Small Quaker - Milton Keynes
As you can see the poor Satellite has had a rough time (that is how he came out of the trap) I'm not sure what caused the damage but as they over winter I'm guessing it is just normal wear and tear, so to speak.

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3 comments:

  1. Good catch Ashley, Common Quakers and Hebrew Characters seem.to be dominating catches at the moment. Trap out again tonight for me...it was pretty windy here last night and cool at 6 degrees under a clear sky. Nice collection of photos. All the best. Ben

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  2. Good luck, I have to work the next 3 nights so no more trapping till Sat.

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  3. Another nice set of photos, Ashley.

    The Satellite damage looks more substantial than 'wear and tear', looks like a lucky escape from a hungry bird perhaps.

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