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 Post subject: Re: Moths 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:46 am 
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Could anyone please ID this moth on my wall this morning.
ImageAny moth by Shirley Roulston, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Moths 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:15 pm 
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It looks like The Clay - Mythimna farrago


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 Post subject: Re: Moths 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:45 pm 
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Thank you Mr. Swift. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Moths 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:39 pm 
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My thought too. A bit worn so not easy.


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 Post subject: Re: Moths 2017
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:13 am 
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A good night for migrants last night. A single Palpita vitrealis on top of the trap , a new moth for VC48. Other migrants ,Singles of Delicate,Rush Veneer, E. ferrugalis and 8 Silver Y. Red Swordgrass have appeared here again after a six year absence (possible migrant!)
Non migrants ,Many Black Rustic,Green-brindled Crescent,Feathered Ranunculus.22 species in all.

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 Post subject: Re: Moths 2017
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:02 pm 
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Good to read your post John and catch tyo be pleased with with those migrants.

I didn't risk last night in view of forecast. As it turned out I was right - we had a violent thunder storm and lots of lightening. The night before I had a new for garden micro - Blastobasis lacticolella. The only migrant a Dark Sword-grass but I get them quite often. Black Rustics are present at each trapping usually at least 3. Green-brindled Crescent has been nice to have a couple of times last week. I checked the ivy flowers last night and was disappointed to find nothing.

Another new for the garden last week was a male Gem. I had a female in 2015 but the colours are quite different.

I had a disaster with my 125 MV Skinner a couple of weeks ago; I took the risk of not putting a cover over the bulb. As it happened the forecast was wrong and the bulb blew to smithereens and the box, which was in the Lounge melted on top and underneath. Fortunately, no damage was done to the carpet. Completely my own fault - I've got away with it in the past when there have been light showers and I'm convinced catches aren't as good with a cover over the light.

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 Post subject: Re: Moths 2017
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:04 pm 
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We missed the thunderstorm Margery, the bulb did blow off my trap, probably just before I got there as the P.vitrealis was on top of the perspex.

it's unfortunate about your bulb blowing but luckily no serious damage.Was it a 125w mercury vapour? I always find these stand up to showers at least without any damage. By contrast we sometimes use a 160w mdb on field trips as you don't need a choke with these, but they explode at the first drop of rain.
It's been a funny old mothing season, very few of any of the Underwings and some of the usually common species failed to show up at all.
The ragwort plants have been completely devoid of the usual Cinnabar caterpillars, but many more fox moth caterpillars than usual, funnily enough we don't get the moths at light.
It's been very quiet on here recently, I wonder if some of the others are still mothing?

John.


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 Post subject: Re: Moths 2017
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:53 pm 
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It's proving an exciting week for me mothwise.

Whilst watering my tomatoes in the polytunnel I disturbed an unusual looking moth which when potted up turned out to be a Slender Burnished Brass. No doubt arrived on the back of Ophelia! According to the books only around 100 previous records mainly from the south coast.
Be interesting to see if any more immigrants are lingering over the next few nights.

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