Thursday, 18 June 2009

Broad-Barred White



Another first for our garden with this Broad-Barred White last night. Went into trap , out of trap, then back in again. Lucky us .

9 comments:

Nick Carter said...

You're not joking, what kind of trap have you got??

Mick and Kath Sharpe said...

A not a very secure one Nick. Its actually one of Paul Battye's MV gladiators . Luckily I was stood at the side as it was coming out.

Nick Carter said...

Fancy coming up to Midgley on Friday to bring us some luck?

Mick and Kath Sharpe said...

The Nick Carter I know doesnt need any luck .

brian leecy said...

Hi,Mick/Kath,Is it something in the water up there ! what a superb moth ,thats a great record.all the best Bri.

oldsoulrebel said...

FANTASTIC

AndyC said...

I know paul recorded one just down the road on the 20.june 2002,So its about time another one turned up excellent local record.

Mick and Kath Sharpe said...

Cheers for all comments , Id better get my trap out again .What do they say about lightning ?

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Hi all
Until I looked in MM yesterday I had completely forgotton I had recorded it in 2002.

I suspect the one Mike & Kath trapped came from the field just below their house near the canal aad river. They breed on various hawkweeds and emerge as adults over a protracted period from late May to early August with the peak period in July (Porter). So its likely that others may well be trapped over the summer. It seems to be classed as "common and widespread" (Porter) so it appears that it should be well recorded in Yorkshire ?

I had four Garden Tigers to the outside light on the van last night despite the brisk cool wind. A species I never saw in Calderdale and four turn up while gluging some wine in the doorway of the van. The only reason I had the light on was that I was watching Snouty (one of two hedgehogs in the garden) scoffing his dried catfood and the Tigers arrived as I watched. What made it even more wierd is the fact that they are not supposed to fly until late at night but they all arrived between 10.30 and 11.00 pm