Saturday, 21 May 2011



Common Marbled Carpet ( orange type)
Down to a baltic 6 degrees here last night and clear until the early hours when clouded over. Breezy too. I hear that there are places in the UK where it has been warm, calm and rain free lately? Can't imagine that, can you?

1727  Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata)  2
1728  Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)  1
1750  Water Carpet (Lampropteryx suffumata)  1
1764  Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)  1
1920  Scalloped Hazel (Odontopera bidentata)  2
1994  Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala)  1
2060  White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)  2
2063  Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica)  3
2089  Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)  2
2092  Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)  3
2102  Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)  1
2123  Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)  1
2147  Shears (Hada plebeja)  1 NFY
2173  Lychnis (Hadena bicruris)  2
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  1
2334  Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens)  1
2450  Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita)  1

26 moths of 17 sp. No Hebrew Characters!

Its blowing a hooly here now but still mild so I might try and anchor the trap. This could end up costly....

9.20pm Chickened Out. Put trap away, trees bending outside now....


  1. Stewart, It's interesting you have noted the 'orange type' C M Carpet. I actually posted a dark type a few nights ago as I deemed it notable. I almost always get the Orange ones and in fact have only ever recorded 3 dark ones in 3 years. Nice Shears- for some reason I'm beating them off with sticks this year........

  2. Hi Matt, yes I mostly get the orange ones in the late brood in the autumn. Early ones like the dark one I had the other day are rarer...As for Shears I get a few, but not many...

  3. Blowing a bit down here down yesterday evening as well. A single Small Magpie was all i could muster, last night.

  4. Beating them off with sticks, never had a Shears, sob! yes some of the CMC's look very much like DMC's!

  5. The recent weather has been a real disappointment after the early summer we enjoyed in April.