Sunday, 22 November 2009

Not much of a result!

Trap ran as promised but all we got was one moth, to make matters worse we aren't sure what it is! Can anyone help please?

Friday, 20 November 2009

Traps out?

Sandra reports three flying moths seen whilst she was cycling home this evening, our trap is out!

Leaf Mines on Willow

Hi all, a very wet trudge from Hebden to Sowerby Bridge on Wednesday revealed two diffenent signs of activity on willow near Ludenden foot. In the first the usual 'stigmella style' mining in the second the edge of the leaf has been rolled over. Any ideas?

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Last call for records

Hi all,been a busy with work of late and little to reportbut I have been collecting records and have amassed 4,000 for this year so far(many thanks to everyone who has forwarded records).If any body has any records please e-mail me ,,,I can then forward them to the Yorkshire recorder.Cheers

Saturday, 14 November 2009

News from Todmorden 12 11 09

Another Red Admiral seen today 12 11 09, by Ros Berrington,also 4 Plume moth adult, species disturbed from leylandii hedge ?

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Leaf Mine on Oak

Hi All

found this leaf mine on oak today, Any ideas anyone? Winston

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Project Tityrella

Hi All
Found another of these leaf mines today... Had even more od a 'Green Island' effect than Charlie's. It seems that the way the larvae mine the leaf, their food supply is prolonged? Cleaver. I am assuming the larvae fall to earth to pupate or simple crawl out of their leaf once it has fallen?

News from Todmorden 11 11 09

Saw a Red Admiral today at Meadows Edge garden.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Dry Night Tonight?

Looks like a dry night is forecast. Only light winds and about 3 deg. Not great but the best forecast for a while overnight. Might be worth putting the traps on and see ifanyone can actually post a trapped moth on the blog! Lets see.

Monday, 2 November 2009

It's been quiet

Not posted for quite some time for several reasons not least we have been away quite a bit of late, having said that very little on the few nights we have run the actinic at home . Highlights for us were Mottled Umber, Red Line and Yellow Line Quaker.