Set up for tonight & just switched on my new 20W energy saving Blacklight bulb in laundry basket just outside front door with lead through cat door & plugged into mains! Wonder if I'll get anything? Gone a bit cool out there brrrrrrrr!
well done Wendy, fingers crossed. I've put one out with 15W Blacklight so we'll have to compare notes tomorrow! It's about 12°C here now & dark in half an hour. Forecast for 1°C for the morning though.
7° here but maintaining 5° or 6° through the night with light south westerlies! Good luck H!
Not too bad, it got down to 3°C & was very dewy this morning. I had 11 moths of 6 species, but not a lot different.
Ooooh! Look forward to seeing your pics H!
My photoshoot was nonexistent, even my lone mozzie didn't hang about to have his picture tooked!! Grrrr, was chilly & foggy!
Twas foggy here too, & I was too lazy to take piccies, sorry! Nothing different to the last few days.
OK, let you off this time!!! Lol
New one yesterday morning, a Small Eggar
It would have been hot off the press but my 6 month old hard disc died & had a new one under garantee. It still cost me 70 euros to have all my stuff transfered though! Funny old guarantee!! Nice to get this moth though, there were a few others but haven't sorted them yet!
It's a beauty H! Got some pics from the other night not sorted yet (blame Peregrines & Mr K) but my latest acquisition is LBAM larva currently pupating in a piece of kitchen towel in a box on my dining table (where else? Lol)
Least Black Arches larva? Looking forward to your photos Wendy, must look & see what Mr K has been up to!
Sorry H! Light Brown Apple Moth (not posted latest Mr K yet but will do soon!)
They are arriving thick & fast now! Last night & this morning I had 23 moths of 9 species. new ones this year being :
A Garden Carpet
Several Clouded Drab
& Twin-spotted Quaker
I'm back off to the reserve tonight for another attempt at a trap, the last one got rained off!
Good stuff to start us off H, nowt here as too windy/wet/chilly but ... LBAM now a chrysalis with a jettisoned head!!! Lol It's sooo tiny! Pics soon
Ron mentioned you have gales & snow coming! Good news on the tiddler, was it a caterpillar you found, I can't remember?
Finally sorted ...
Unknown Moth from house
From Moth trap
This larva subsequently wrapped itself in fold of Mothing sheet
Sent a pic to this guy ...