Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Lee Mount - 20th February

I left the trap on last night with it being a little milder. Paid off with a March Moth on the trap and a Dotted Border on the door frame though the latter was in a bad place for a photo though it was a different moth from the one the previous day with slightly darker colouration.

I guess this cold snap again will put paid to any more moths this week (?)
March Moth

Monday, 19 February 2018

Lee Mount - 19th February

Another Dotted Border today on the outside door frame. It stayed most of the day but disappeared mid afternoon.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

First moth of the year and bagworm map

This Spring Usher in Bankhouse wood ignored all the dry stone walls and lichen covered trees to roost on a painted iron bridge.

I cobbled together this map of the bagworm cases I found near to home in the last two years. All were on or near dry stone walls and at quite high altitude. They're often numerous when they do occur.
If anyone does find any other bagworm species I'd be grateful if they could forward me site details.

Charlie.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Lee Mount -6th February

At last - a moth. But what is it doing out in this weather ???!!
First moth of the year on the garage door first thing and still on the door at lunch-time despite the snow.
Dotted Border