Monday, 28 March 2011

Back to normal...

...after a couple of weeks of good activity.

Last night was cool, down to 4 degrees. Clear at first, clouding over later.

2139 Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa) 1
2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 1
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 6
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 3
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 26

37 moths of 5 species. Nothing to photograph.

Tom Tams, County Recorder caught a Tawny Pinion in his Tynemouth garden last night, only the 5th Northumberland record. Nice one.

This is one I caught on Halloween 2009. Tell the difference from darker Pale Pinions by the very dark mohican stripe and the blackish marks leading to the trailing edge. A nice moth to look out for...


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