Monday, 28 November 2011

Winter Moths(males and females)and id request..

Hi all, yes, a fantastic night on Sunday at Hardcastle Craggs with the predominent species being Winter moth Operophtera brumata (see below)

With females as well as males being found on trunks

Also (What surely must be) a female Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria. ID comments appreciated.

Pt 2 was a 1 hour session tonight at 5pm in my local woods just to the East of Hebden Bridge. Again a fine display of maybe 30 Winter moths flying and settling on trunks and twigs. 2 females also found and a Scarce umber male.

1 comment:

AndyC said...

Looks good for scarce umber but Ive not seen one before so not 100%carnt see what else it could be..!

Interesting that we found them on Beech,Birch and Ash the other night and males on all the above and Sycamors Oak and pines.
Also funny how we didnt find any Mottled Umber females as there were plenty of males and no male Scarce Umbers....