Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Bulrush wainscot


Set the actinic in the middle of the reedbed at EGP last night at 10,went to pick it up this morning at 6 .(good new battery)There was one moth in the trap a Bulrush Wainscot..well worth it....

3 comments:

Nick Carter said...

The Wainscots are really difficult, anybody got any idiot proof ID tips?

AndyC said...

Smoky is commonly caught in traps,it has dark underwing,
Common is commonly caught in traps but has a white underwing.

Silky and Southern are found at EGP only so far.

Bulrush can turn up far away from water/rushes at light traps they are large and obvious.

cheqe out Large and shoulder striped also in Waring....

Small are also easier to id.
Thats all so far in Calderdale..but we should be able to find a few more at EGP with a bit of luck

Nick Carter said...

Cheers Andy, can you see the underwing colour from below or do you need to try seperate the wings?