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Friday, 5 October 2012

Agent Orange

Went for a short evenings trapping at Stoke Meadows last night, but numbers were very poor.  The forecast looked decent, but the temperature was rather disappointing in the end.  Luckily, the very last egg box removal saved the day.  Under it was a lovely Orange Sallow, which was my first.

4th October, Stoke Meadows:
4 Snout
2 Common Marbled Carpet
2 Barred Sallow
2 Large Yellow Underwing
1 Angle Shades
1 Herald
1 Silver Y
1 Orange Sallow
1 Setaceous Hebrew Character
1 Chestnut

Orange Sallow

Next week I will be going to Provence for the week (for birdwatching).  Imagine my glee when I found out that the accommodation comes with its own moth trap!  Not sure if the weather will lend itself to trapping, but I'll certainly do a short post on my return if I trap and get anything good.

Monday, 1 October 2012

A Shot in the Dark

I'm now in my house at Ash Vale near Aldershot.  As it was a mild, cloudy night, I thought it was worth an exploratory trapping, despite all my mothing gear being burried.  I have my unpacking priorities correct!  I am planning to start trapping properly in the new year, so last night was merely a sighter.  I didn't make any notes, but there was nothing in there that I wouldn't expect in Haslemere.  Best moth was a Black Rustic, but the trap was full of Caddisflies, proving the proximity of the Basingstoke Canal.

30th Sept, Ash Vale:
15 Lesser Yellow Underwing
10 Large Yellow Underwing
5 Common Marbled Carpet
4 Large Ranunculus
4 Lunar Underwing
3 Snout
1 Black Rustic
1 Square-spot Rustic
1 Light Brown Apple Moth