As of March 2015, an official website for Surrey Moths has been set-up here. There you'll find information on everything to do with the Surrey Branch of Butterfly Conservation, including the updated events calender for 2015. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Moths are Scarce!

Unsurprisingly, I have not trapped in the garden yet in November, but I have come across a few moths recently. As I do my postal deliveries around the place, I often come across moths sitting near windows and outside lights. In fact, I have encountered at least 4 new species this way. This total was added to this week as I found many Scarce Umber, including the individual below which I found on one of my own windows, and today I found a fantastic Sprawler. I have also seen one or two Mottled Umber, Epirrita sps, and an unfortunately dead December Moth in a spiders web.
Scarce Umber

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Not quite 200

October, for me, has been a pretty rubbish month for moths, and I managed to add just 2 new garden species to my list in God knows how many trapping sessions!

The first being Merveille Du Jour, and the second being caught on 28th, a nice Rusty Dot Pearl, a migrant micro moth from the continent...

As we come ever closer to the end of 2010, I've managed 191 moths on the year list. I've been trying all month for late autumnal species, but I just don't think my garden is the right place, and I can't quite see myself reaching 200... maybe next year?!