Sunday, 22 May 2011

Weekly round up


A poor night at the Craggs on Friday with only 7 moths caught.Lots of larvae collected from oak with pic showing above  for id.??
  Again at home in the trap a poor week with winds,clear skies and  rain.highlight have been 966 Cocylis atricapitana (pic above)Campion,Gold spot ,Beautiful Golden y and first elephant Hawkmoths of the year.
   Small Copper,orange Tip ,Red Admiral and speckled wood on the butterfly front.
    Trapping at the Craggs on friday and Sunday next weekend weather permitting.
Help Please.
Anyone know a sight in west Yorkshire for Brown argus????

7 comments:

charlie streets said...

Andy, I've seen a few larvae like that on oak this year sitting conspicuously out in the open. It's a sawfly, prolegs all the way along.

AndyC said...

Thanks charlie,Ive done tha before last year I think..

brian leecy said...

Andy,cant make Sund but can do Frid,il book us in for both nights anyway,Temperatures look a bit on the cool side ,lets hope it improves ! Bri.

Winston said...

Hi All, Maisy up this weekend but we are at a private party at Dean Clough (The Scout building). We plan to take the trap. It might be interesting to see who gets the most moths, I won't take the mop to make it fair! lol , Win x

AndyC said...

May the best trap win......

Winston said...

I meant blake dean. May the best trap win. Temps look 8-9 deg showery. not the best.

muffin said...

What time will you be at the Crags tonight? Where abouts are you planning to put the trap? Not sure I'll make it yet. Christine