Friday, 9 May 2008

Moth Trap

Had a quick go with the moth trap last night thanks Andy. Had it on from about 8.30 - 12.30 and duly went out early this morning to see what was there and took some photos. The ones below are in the sample containers and I then tried some more natural looking ones with the 3 bigger moths - 1 flew off straight away, the others weren't too bad - maybe it wasn't cold enough at 6am this morning? lol Anyway I forgot just how small the depth of field is with a macro lens but some came out OK, these ones are clearer though. Have not had chance to look them up yet but here we go.......

First the 2 very small ones, about 5mm long at a guess.

Then the bigger ones - 3 in all


charly streets said...

Hi to both of you.Top one is Eriocrania subpurpurella, which is a day flier as well and can be seen in the hundreds in oak woodland at the moment. Second is Mompha subbistrigella, and yes they are small!! I'll leave the others to the macro experts.

drepana said...

Hi Andy and Lorna

Exciting Stuff
3) Looks like the dark form of a Brindled Pug to me judging by a)General shape and b) worn at this time of year as they have been around a while now
4) is Double-striped Pug
5) is Spruce Carpet
Never had number 2 or 4 over here.

You have just descovered that the world of moth photograph can be one of chance and frustration despite been the best photography we all need a bit of luck. I think I had a lot of luck with the pale pinion in the recent post. Happy hunting


Andrew & Lorna said...

Hi guys, thanks for the help with the ID, will also have a look at them in the book as part of the learning process! :-)

Hopefully will get plenty more practise on the photography side! Will get the trap out again - maybe sunday night and see what we get. Until I get some power run down to the bottom of the garden can only leave it on till I go to bed, luckily (?) that is pretty late at the moment!