Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Hardcastle Craggs

Gonna run the MV 125 at hardcastle crass this Sat night,,meet at 6.30 - 7.00..all welcome and any one want a lift just text or leave a message below....

Monday, 20 March 2017

Lee Mount - 19th March

Common Quaker x 2
Clouded Drab x 1
Unidentified micro which I think might be 17.011 Ypsolopha ustella  (c10mm max) if anyone can help with this one these are the best I could get of the same moth below. Oak trees nearby !

Ypsolopha ustella  - maybe ?

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Lee Mount - 15th March

Didn't expect a lot last night with it being cool and breezy at the back and the moon showing.
Didn't do too badly though..
Clouded Drab x 2 - well I'm pretty sure that's what they were !
Common Quaker x 5
Twin-spotted Quaker x 2
 Clouded Drab
 (one quite pale and a slightly darker one) Twin-spotted Quakers

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Lee Mount - 14th March

Common Quaker x 3
March Moth x 1
Agonopterix heracliana x 1

 Agonopterix heracliana
 Common Quaker (1 of 3)
March Moth

Monday, 13 March 2017

Lee Mount

Jennifer found this moth in the kitchen this morning and I managed with difficulty, as it kept hiding in the blinds, to get a couple of photos'
We think it's probably a Common Plume - but not 100% sure ?
Forewing length c12mm and the App by Chris Manley says the spurs on the hind leg of this species are of unequal length. One photo seems to confirm this but not sure if that also applies to other 'plumes'.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Lee Mount

Just managed 5 moths last week with the light on in the con...every night till 11 ish.

9th March   -  March Moth x 1

10th March  -  March Moth x 2
                        Chestnut x 2

Bag Season and Footman Cat

I had a quick round on Royds Hall Lane stopping en route to look at tree bases for Bagworms
I restricted looking to South facing stone but nothing evident

Lichens were not abundant  on southern Faces and in particular the usual section were I think wall had been repointed and anti foul paint applied . I did however find one Caterpillar circa 0.8 - 1.1. cm. Unfortunately my usual lens is shot so the imaging on the G6 is not good

It looks like the caterpillar of The Common Footman Double Click Image Link ( ???)  and Link 2  which would make sense being found at the base of Lichen Covered Wall . The second image below is lightened and trimmed and you can see (i) the  8 extended orange segments and (ii) the white bristles on each segment The larvae feed on various species of lichens found on trees and fence posts. It overwinters as a larva.

First March Moths

Ran the Actinic last night and got 3 moths , Common Quaker , Dotted border and  Hebrew Character

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Ogden Water

First butterfly of the year today with a red admiral floating around the Woodlands below the Giant's Tooth.