Sunday, 8 March 2015

Spring Moths

A great night at the Craggs last nigt with a total of 70 moths of 10 species.Thanks to Colin for the photos.....

March Moth       33
Common Quaker 2
Chestnut              9
Oak Beauty         2
Yellow Horned   1
Pale brindled Beauty  4
Dotted Border             5
Satellite                      1
Agonoptrix Her          3
Tortricodes alternella   10

 Local weather Still Full Moon Dark 6:30 Temp 10 Deg Sky Clear

 Thanks to Brian Andy and ALL in the group for help with light etc

2258 The Chestnut Conistra vaccinii

 1926 Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosaria

 1930  Oak Beauty Biston strataria
2 Specimens varying in band and colour

1663 March Moth Alsophila aescularia

Antennae March Moth

 1934 Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria 

1934 Melanic Dotted Border (Agriopis marginaria f. fuscata)

1659 Yellow Horned Achlya flavicornis

2187 Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 
Wings recently inflated

1025 Winter Shades Tortricodes alternella

Dotted Border Left Pale brindled Beauty Right

 Non Lepidoptera

 Dung Fly

Spider Trochosa sp likely .T. terricola./ ruricola


Chris said...

That is a cracking spider, it looks huge!

Colin D said...

Hi Chris - just bite size found on ground whilst trapping many are active at night