|We have just been up to Speyside for the week. Hoping that I might 'jam in' on a Kentish Glory, the trap was duly packed along with a tub of the irresistible concoction called simply 'sugar' to dab on fence posts to draw out nectar feeders.|
Well, the best laid plans and all that, didn't cater for it still being winter up there with very few moths at all let alone the holy grail.
Not to be beaten, the trap was on every night but the sugar is still in its container.. Only one night was blank when it was clear and -1.5.
Three new species for me plus 3 nice Red Sword Grass that I have only seen once before.
|1750||Lampropteryx suffumata||Water Carpet||3|
|1881||Trichopteryx carpinata||Early Tooth-striped||21|
|1927||Lycia hirtaria||Brindled Beauty||1|
|2139||Cerastis rubricosa||Red Chestnut||2|
|2187||Orthosia cerasi||Common Quaker||8|
|2188||Orthosia incerta||Clouded Drab||2|
|2190||Orthosia gothica||Hebrew Character||80|
|2241||Xylena vetusta||Red Sword-grass||3|
|Craignay, Dulnain Bridge.|
|The garden trap site.|
|Hebrew Characters, brown scottish ones. Some didnt have any markings.|
|Early Tooth Striped|
|Red Sword Grass|
|A different Red Sword Grass.|