Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Meadows Edge 11 12 10

Nearly forgot about this,found 11 male Winter Moths on the surface of a small pond, recued 6 which were thought dead which came around when placed on Birch trees.there must have been quite a movement the previous night 10 11 12 which was in between the two Freezes.they must be very hardy as some of the moths were on the ice !! and were perfectly ok when placed on trees ! regards Bri.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

2010...A quick look back on a great year

January and February

A quick look back at the year in photos,many thanks to all who have posted and those who have just had a look ..Merry Holidays





Awesome July


Undoubtedly the highlight of the year this Devon Carpet found at Hardcastle craggs..also Small wainscot,Gray Moutain Carpet and Lime Speck Pug.


A realy excellent month with record numbers of Red Underwing,Angle striped Sallow and Flounced chestnut .


Merville du Jour at Broadhead Clough was an excellent find along with small autumnal moth


Good Numbers of Winter Moths recorded

December Highlights

Mottled Umber female emerges from larvae found at Knott wood in May

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Ogden winter visitor

Found this moth (above) on the notice board at Ogden on Monday 13th Dec.... is it a winter moth?


Saturday, 18 December 2010


Bingo,,,this emerged last night from one of the cats found in a folded birch leaf  at Knott wood on the 20th May this year with Bri and Martyn .When I looked in the tub the whole thing was frozen solid (it was -9 in the garage) I thought it must have been frozen to death )I saw the slighteast movment and within 30 seconds of it been blown on it was up and moving around.....Fantastic Female Mottled Umber..

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Request for speakers from Hx. Scientific. Soc.

If there are any entomologists who might enjoy giving a short talk to the Society we have recently lost our ex-member Roy Crossley, who has finally decided the journeys from York are getting too much. It's fair comment. I wouldn't fancy travelling to York just for the evening. He has been very gracious to us over the years and taught us a lot, starting many on a lifelong interest in insects, if not the dedicated specialism to one group that he has (flies).

Any talk does not have to be a full-scale university level lecture. An hour or less, even half an hour, would be very acceptable. A set of or just a few slides or digital images are usually shown, though not always. We have both kinds of projector. Subjects that can broaden our outlook on rambles are popular with members.

Some of us tend call at Wetherspoons after the talk, which take place in the downstairs room of the library, at 7.15, on the second Tuesday of each month.

We can pay a fee. Anybody interested can email me on or my tel. 01422 348222. (I need speakers for 2011 booked within the month really, to get the programme printed.)