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



2 comments:

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