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by YvonneB
15 Jun 2016, 22:55
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Moths - Askernish - 10th June 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Re: Moths - Askernish - 10th June 2016

Some of the micros from the weekend...
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Eucosma cana
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Elachista subalbidella
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Blastobasis lacticolella
by YvonneB
11 Jun 2016, 22:43
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Moth Night 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Moth Night 2016

A fabulous selection of moths for National Moth Night 2016, we had a total of three traps out:- Robinson 125W MV in our garden Midi Robinson with 15W Actinic in a neighbours garden plus Bill next door had his trap out The weather was almost perfect mothing weather - warm, windless and full cloud cov...
by YvonneB
11 Jun 2016, 22:38
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Moths - Askernish - 10th June 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Moths - Askernish - 10th June 2016

A fabulous selection of moths for National Moth Night 2016, we had a total of three traps out:- Robinson 125W MV in our garden Midi Robinson with 15W Actinic in a neighbours garden plus Bill next door had his trap out The weather was almost perfect mothing weather - warm, windless and full cloud cov...
by YvonneB
10 Jun 2016, 20:33
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Moth Night 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Moth Night 2016

This post is just to confirm that the traps are out overnight tonight (Friday 10th June). It is a calm, mild night with good cloud cover and two traps are out - a Robinson 125W MV in my garden and a trap with a 15W Actinic in a neighbour's garden. It is currently drizzling and this is set to continu...
by YvonneB
09 Jun 2016, 21:14
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Moths - Askernish - 4th June June 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Moths - Askernish - 4th June June 2016

Forgot to add these - it took me a wee while to work out what the were. White Ermine and Grey Scalloped Bar 20160605-IMG_2409.jpg I believe that this is the northern buff form of White Ermine, and see http://ukmoths.org.uk/species/spilosoma-lubricipeda/striated-form-ab-godarti 20160606-IMG_2411-2.jp...
by YvonneB
05 Jun 2016, 23:14
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Moths - Askernish - 4th June June 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Moths - Askernish - 4th June June 2016

Another excellent mothing night with 34 species recorded. The number of the migrant micro moth Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth) increased to 117 - I thought this was pretty amazing but heard that in Skye someone there had 760 in their trap this morning :o Other highlights were: The Shark, Dri...
by YvonneB
04 Jun 2016, 18:18
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Moth Night 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Moth Night 2016

As of today (Saturday 4th June) the weather forecast is looking pretty good for getting the trap out on the National Moth Nights (9/10/11 June). So, potentially, anyone interested would be able to pop around to see the trap being emptied at 9am on the morning following the trap being out (so that'll...
by YvonneB
04 Jun 2016, 18:03
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Moths - Askernish - 3rd June 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Moths - Askernish - 3rd June 2016

A good moth night and we had both traps out - the Robinson 125W MV in the back garden and the 15W Actinic in the front garden. There was an obvious influx of Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth) which is a migrant moth - over 40 in the trap this morning. I've been getting reports from friends who...
by YvonneB
03 Jun 2016, 16:52
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Isle of Lewis moths - May 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Isle of Lewis moths - May 2016

I spent all of May up in the Isle of Lewis and managed to get the moth trap out at Upper Carloway on the west side, a few times when the weather was reasonable. I had a couple of no catch nights when the weather was clear with a full moon, cool and breezy. Moths trapped - 19 species including Puss M...
by YvonneB
03 Jun 2016, 16:52
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Isle of Lewis moths - May 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1421

Isle of Lewis moths - May 2016

I spent all of May up in the Isle of Lewis and managed to get the moth trap out at Upper Carloway on the west side, a few times when the weather was reasonable. I had a couple of no catch nights when the weather was clear with a full moon, cool and breezy. Moths trapped - 19 species including Puss M...