Sunday, 22 March 2015

Spring Crags 21.03.15

13 Yellow Horned
  3 Oak Beauty
  5 Common Quaker
  2 Satellite
  6 Chestnut
Another excellent night for the time of year..



Weather 6 deg Cooler with Chill  Cloudy with threat of rain

Thanks to Andy, Colin,  Brian and Dave with assistance on pictures

Yellow Horned and Common Quaker found by torchlight at base of trees in addition to trap , Dave found a Young Adult Hawthorn Shieldbug

The Satelite - Both the Orange and white spot variants found




The Typical Wing Marks




Often overlooked the large eye of the Satelite

1930 Oak Beauty Biston strataria - plumose feathery Antennae. The patterned camouflage makes it  ideal for sit amongst dappled lichen this time of year a great disguise



2187 Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi


1659 Yellow Horned Achlya flavicornis




As per name the Antennae - or - Yellow Horns



Thursday, 19 March 2015

Ogden Water

Found this moth at Ogden Water today, under the security door, preety sure it is a dotted border, but if not then please let me know.

Sat night ..Craggs 6.45....21.03.15

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Sat Night ..Too cold tonight gonna try next week....

This sat if weather (too cold) is ok at the Craggs...6.30 meet...................Worth a look for Orange Underwing if your out in the sunshine over the next few weeks in Birch woodland................

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



Sunday, 1 March 2015

SAT NIGHT

If the weather is good(or even ok) we will be at Hardcastle Craggs at about 6.30 on Sat ...All welcome