Monday, 21 March 2011

Earl Grey

No not THE Earl Grey of Howick, this one...

Early Grey

A 5 degree minimum, with cloud cover last night, gave me the best catch of the year so far.

0688 Agonopterix heracliana 9
1663 March Moth (Alsophila aescularia) 3
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty (Phigalia pilosaria) 1
1930 Oak Beauty (Biston strataria) 2 (Like buses...)
2139 Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa) 8
2179 Pine Beauty (Panolis flammea) 1
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 12
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 9
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 28
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 2 NFY
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 2

77 moths of 11 species.

Early Grey is new for the year but I was well pleased with another 2 Oak Beauties in there...8 Red Chestnut in one catch is quite good too.

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