Friday, 23 June 2017

Garden Moth Update - Week 16

On Thursday 15th June 2017, I put out the moth trapped for GMS Week 16. The overnight low temperature was 12.2C.

Light Brown Apple Moth 1
Willow Beauty 1
Straw Dot 1
Heart & Dart 2
Notocelia Rosacolana 1

Notocelia Rosacolana

Heart & Dart


2-spot Ladybird Larvae

On 11th June 2017, I found four 2-spot Ladybird larvae on the Buddleia.



Common Frogs in the Garden Pond




Garden Moth Update - GMS Week 15

On Thursday 9th June, I put the moth trap out in the garden.

Brown House Moth 1
Light Brown Apple Moth 3
Bee Moth 1
Garden Carpet 1
Silver-ground Carpet 1
Brimstone Moth 1
Scalloped Hazel 2
Dusky Brocade 1
Marbled Minor agg 2
Heart & Dart 2
Turnip Moth 1
Large Yellow Underwing 1
Common Pug 1
Cherry Bark Tortrix 1
Gypsonoma Oppressana 1

Scalloped Hazel

Turnip Moth

Marbled Minor agg

Dusky Brocade

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Moth Update on 2nd June 2017

Another moth session at Nether Kellet in VC60 on Friday 2nd June 2017.

Light Brown Apple Moth 1
Brimstone Moth 2
Flame Shoulder 2
Heart & Dart 2
Silver Ground Carpet 5
Ghost Moth (humuli) 1
Small Square Spot 2
Common Pug 1
Colephora Albicosta 1

Silver Ground Carpet

Colephora Albicosta

Small Square Spot

Flame Shoulder

Ghost Moth (humuli)



Garden Moth Update - GMS - Week 14

32 moths were recorded of 18 species on Thursday 1st June 2017 with an overnight low of 15.8C

Common Swift 1
Light Brown Apple Moth 8
Bee Moth 3
Garden Carpet 1
Flame Carpet 1
Common Marbled Carpet 2
Green Pug 1
Common Pug 2
Mottled Pug 1
Brimstone Moth 3
Willow Beauty 1
Mottled Beauty 1
Iron Prominent 1
Small Angle Shades 1
Marbled Minor agg 2
Smoky Wainscot 1
Heart and Dart 2
Unidentified 1

Flame Carpet

Brimstone Moth

Iron Prominent

Smoky Wainscot

Common Swift (dark)

Mottled Beauty


Moth Update from VC60 on 28th May 2017

I took my 30W Actinic Light to Nether Kellet for a moth session in VC60 on 28th May 2017.

Indoors we found a Case-bearing Clothes Moth (Tinea Pellionella).


The following moths were recorded:

Scrobipalpa Costella 1
Tachystola acroxantha 1
Light Brown Apple Moth 1
Brimstone Moth 2
Green Moth 1
Common Marbled Carpet 1

Tachystola acroxantha

Scrobipalpa Costella

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Garden Moth Update - GMS Week 13

On Saturday 27th May, I put out the moth trapped hopeful of good numbers.

It was a milder evening and unfortunately I forgot the measure the overnight temperature.

Brown House Moth 1
Light Brown Apple Moth 15
Mompha Subbistrigella 1
Codling Moth 1
Bee Moth 3
Figure of Eighty 1
Garden Carpet 3
Flame Carpet 1
Green Carpet 1
Green Pug 1
Mottled Pug 4
Treble-bar 1
Pale Prominent 2
Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger agg 1
Heart & Dart 2
Shuttle-shaped Dart 1

Treble-bar

Pale Prominent

Green Pug

Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger agg

Light Brown Apple Moth

Garden Carpet

Flame Carpet

Argiope aurantia spiderlings





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Garden Moth Update - GMS Week 10 & 12

On Friday 5th May 2017, it was Garden Moth Scheme Week 10, so I put out my moth trap at home in VC66.

There was an overnight low of 7.6C and despite the temperature only one moth was recorded a Shuttle-shaped Dart. It was very disappointing.

On the 18th May, a Angle Shades moth was seen in the garden.


For GMS Week 11, I was away on holiday, so on Saturday 20th May I put the trap out again. The overnight low temperature was 9.3C

The next morning I found 3 moths, so again poor numbers.
Light Brown Apple Moth 1
Garden Carpet 1
Brimstone Moth 1

Garden Carpet

Brimstone Moth