Monday, 30 May 2011

Blake Dean Fri 27 05 11

2305 Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara 1
2102 Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 7
1759 Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 1
2441 Silver Y Autographa gamma 1
2158 Pale-shouldered Brocade Lacanobia thalassina 2
2190 Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 1
1902 Brown Silver-line Petrophora chlorosata 1
2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata 2

So, At a most excellent private party at Blake Dean hostel, the moth trap and generator were set up just below the ‘Rave tent’. The night felt chilly and quite breezy but the rain held off. Trapped between 9:30 and 10:55. What was nice about the session was that partygoers kept popping by to see if anything had arrived yet and there were many interesting and varied questions from all ages. Just like a national moth night in fact, but in this case there were to be some moths!

I had a glass of red wine on the ground propped up against the trap, which seemed the safest place to avoid the feet of the young ‘tig’ players who kept racing by. First moth of the night (Flame shoulder) dived straight into the glass! And later on whilst I was distracted by other activity 2 more of the same in there too (P.S. All were unharmed. P.P.S. I still drank the wine).

A steady stream of common macros till nearly 11pm. 16 moths and some interesting ones to talk about. Also a Buff tip in the morning with a damaged wing. By midnight gazebos were lifting and things were getting a bit hairy. The rain came and so to bed at 12:20 …

This link has been posted to any interested partygoer and so a big thankyou for letting me trap there and hopefully giving you an insite into the world of moths. Please browse through the pages of this blog for more interesting posts or give me a call if you want to join us in the woods for a nights trapping. Win x (07986 222678).


Nick Carter said...

Good work Winston, spreading the word :)

AndyC said...

great stuff Win...Dusky brocade.?

brian leecy said...

Lets hope it rubs of on a few more budding Moth,ers.

Winston said...

thanks Andy re Dusky brocade