Thursday, 31 March 2016

Orange Underwing

First one seen today at Pixie Wood , Cromwell Bottom...............

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Grey Pug Cat

One from 14th August 2013

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Lee Mount

A quiet week but that cold blast won't have helped.
3 Agonopterix heracliana together in the porch on the evening of 20th March.
Last night a Hebrew Character was half hiding under a window ledge and was still there this morning.

Hebrew Character

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

ID Help

Anyone help with this................

Monday, 14 March 2016

March so far at Northowram

2 Small Tortoiseshell in and around the garden today  Hebrew Character and 1 Brindled Pug to the outside light last night and  1 Spring Usher and 1 female Dotted Border emerged from pupae I collected last year at Harcastle Craggs............

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Lee Mount

Tonight 12th March - I hope i d is correct ?
1 Chestnut
1 Pale Brindled Beauty
1 March Moth
1 (maybe Common Quaker)?
Another I think maybe a micro still to i d (?)
 Chestnut I think (but a different one from this morning)
 Pale Brindled Beauty
 Unidentified ( micro ?)
Common Quaker maybe ?

LIfe At the Craggs 12 th March 2016

Counts Andy C

March Moth 8
Pale brindled Beauty 1
Dotted Border 4
Chestnut 1
Clouded Drab 1
Agonoptrix her 1


Cool Still Previous days weather wet / damp / rain. Many Thanks to Andy for Setting up

Other Entomology

Large colonies of Orange Ladybird abundant - these are a fungal eating species which agregate in large numbers


73.242 BF2188 Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta



32.018 BF688 Agonopterix heracliana ( Worn Specimen)


70.247 BF1926 Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosaria



70.255 BF1934 Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria



70.245 BF1663 March Moth Alsophila aescularia


Craggs 11th March

March Moth                8
Pale brindled Beauty  1
Dotted Border            4
Chestnut                     1
Clouded Drab             1
Agonoptrix her          1

It was good to be out for the first time this year, a little cool but well worth the effort Cheers

Lee Mount

Another one I found this morning- looking a bit worn. Maybe a Chestnut ?

Friday, 11 March 2016

Lee Mount

Sorry I didn't make it to the crags this evening but I did get the light on in the conservatory and managed 4 moths of 3 species - need help with two species please !!

First two photo's are of the same moth forewing c20 mm (there were 2 of these but this was the better marked one)  - struggle to i d but maybe a ?? Small or Pale Brindled Beauty...? but I might be way off the mark!!!

Maybe a Brindled Pug ?? - length of forewing 10 - 12 mm

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Hardcastle Craggs 11 .March.2016

With the weather looking a bit warmer for the weekend .I am planning to run the trap at the car park at the crags from 7 till 11 ish..All  species will be the Spring Usher and the early Orthosia species.Cheers....