Saturday, 3 March 2012

GMS Week 1

Oak Beauty

Blowy last night, 4 degrees. I was surprised to catch anything.

0688 Agonopterix heracliana 1
1930 Oak Beauty (Biston strataria) 1 NFY
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 3
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 1
2256 Satellite (Eupsilia transversa) 1

7 moths of 5 sp. Takes me to 17 species for the year in the garden compared to 14 species at this point in 2011 and only 3 species in 2010!.


  1. You've made a good start to mothing this year Stewart. Great photo of the Oak Beauty and what a beautiful moth - would love to trap one of those!

  2. You're giving me in the 'warm' south a bit of a beating at the moment Stewart. Last couple of trap sessions in the garden has been pants.

  3. Caroline - I'm sure you will. They have just arrived up here in recent years...

    Steve - Dont worry, you'll soon lap me and then some!