Pete Smith: Blog http://pgsweb.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Pete Smith photo@pgsweb.co.uk (Pete Smith) Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:21:00 GMT Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:21:00 GMT http://pgsweb.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v100/u1021654338-o715376000-50.jpg Pete Smith: Blog http://pgsweb.zenfolio.com/blog 120 80 Chestnut Moth http://pgsweb.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/chestnut-moth The night of 20th February was forecast to be dry although a little cooler so I put the trap out again and attracted :

1x Pale Brindled Beauty, 3 x Agnopterix heracliana and 1 x Chestnut. The Chestnut being the 5th species of the year so far.

 

ChestnutChestnutMoth Trap Sambourne, Warwickshire VC38

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photo@pgsweb.co.uk (Pete Smith) 2258 Chestnut Conistra vaccinii http://pgsweb.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/chestnut-moth Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:20:37 GMT
Moth Trap - 2014 begins http://pgsweb.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/moth-trap---2014-begins I have had the Moth Trap out 6 times this year with no success. To be fair it has either been quite cold or VERY wet so conditions haven't been ideal and whilst I have not been expecting a lot I had at least hoped for something. The last time I saw a moth was December 7th!

 

Last night (18th Feb) conditions did look a bit more favourable, however, with temperatures forecast to range from about 5C to10C so I tried the trap again and got 4 new moths.

 

Agnopterix heraclianaAgnopterix heraclianaMoth Trap Sambourne, Warwickshire VC38 Pale Brindled BeautyPale Brindled BeautyMoth Trap Sambourne, Warwickshire VC38

March MothMarch MothMoth Trap Sambourne, Warwickshire VC38 Small Brindled BeautySmall Brindled BeautyMoth Trap Sambourne, Warwickshire VC38

 

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photo@pgsweb.co.uk (Pete Smith) http://pgsweb.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/moth-trap---2014-begins Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:11:25 GMT