Monday, 25 February 2019

Moth Night update

Well a very successful night was had - shame only 4 turned up on such a warm evening, species recorded this weekend were:
Common Flat-Body (Agonopterix heracliana) 18+
Dotted Border (Agriopis marginaria) 1
The Satellite (Eupsilia transversa) 20+
The Chestnut (Conistra vaccinia) 12
March Moth (Alsophila aescularia) 7
Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 10+
Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviate) 1
Black-Headed Birch Leaffolder (Acleris logiana) 1
Beautiful Plume (Amblyptilia acanthadactyla) 1
Red-Letter Flat-Body (Agonopterix ocellana) 1
Pale Brindled Beauty (Phigalia pilosaria) 1

A few pictures of some of the above:

 The Chestnut
 March Moth
 Common Flat-Body
 Common Quaker
 Pale Brindled Beauty
 The Satellite
 Brindled Pug
 Beautiful Plume
Red-Letter Flat-Body (courtesy AndyC)

& we found this spider - Coelotes atropos - tube web spider

A lot of early moths there from such a warm week which brought them out.

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