Thursday, 15 November 2012

And some insects...

Green Carpet
December Moth
A mild night encouraged me to put the moth trap out in my garden at Howick. Some early ( or late?) risers here with the latest county records of Green Carpet , by a month, and Rosy Rustic by two weeks!

1041 Acleris sparsana 1
1631 December Moth (Poecilocampa populi) 3
1760 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) 3
1769 Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) 4
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 1
1799 Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) 1
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 1
2264 Yellow-line Quaker (Agrochola macilenta) 1
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 11
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 1
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 1

28 moths of 11 sp. An excellent catch for this time of year.


  1. Excellent photos Stuart. Good catch - this time of year can be very hit or miss at this time of year.

  2. It depresses me a bit that of your 11 spp I've never even heard of five of them! But a fascinating list for mid-November.

  3. George - Cheers, yes from now the trap only goes on if its particularly mild, even then numbers are usually very low. Make hay when the sunshines eh!

    Richard - In my list there is nothing unusual, all are regular species that are found in most areas at this time. You should have a go where you live, you would do really well.