Wednesday, 22 February 2017


Mirco marco whatever it is a moth,over the last few evenings been picking up a few strange ones which for a novice like me i find a bit confusing,had three moths potted at the weekend by david one has been id the other two waiting one
acleris kochiella


but was still catching chestnuts p/b/beauty,and now a few more common quakers and dotted borders
and of course the superb march moth
dotted border

march moth

 Agonopterix sp

tortricodes alternella

common quaker

oak nycteoline
a few i can not i id 

Sunday, 19 February 2017


DOTTED BORDER to the home trap as a another new one for the garden.only in febuary and no9 species for the garden

Saturday, 18 February 2017


March is marching in and the garden moth scheme soon starts, also plenty of march moths emerging at the moment catching 4/5 most evenings up the wood,still waiting for my first garden record,but i did add to my garden list with pale brindled beauty 2 yesterday and one today
also adding common quaker and light brown apple moth
a couple of march moths to round things off

Wednesday, 15 February 2017


My first trip out with len and alan from the moths uk flying to night,i headed towards ashford and the warren meeting len in the carpark,he soon took me for my first lifer in a tunnel at least 25 of these stunning moths
sorry about the photo,a lovely HERALD,so meeting up with alan and setting up, we were soon picking moths ups

SATELLITES we had 8 in total,20+ pale brindled beautys 15+spring usher and another lifer for me 2 DOTTED BORDER and a single march

Monday, 13 February 2017


Back out trapping after the last week of cold blast,so i headed for the woods this evening,caught a new moth for me a satellite and also had 5 pale brindled beauty,3 spring ushers

Thursday, 9 February 2017


I have been using the 4w led bulb in my robertson trap over the winter with very good results,i have had more moths to that then 30w actinic,
cannot wait for the warmer evenings to see what these bulbs can pull in 

Monday, 6 February 2017


A first for my garden list of 2017 no doubt i will get many more anyway it was CHESTNUT caught in the robertson on a 4w uv led bulb seems to have a better catch rate then the 30w tube

Sunday, 5 February 2017


Quick trap over the downs last night for a couple of hours resulted in.
4 spring ushers
my trap at home has been very quiet this week resulting with a few blanks, but last night i had a early moth so that two in a week,but bugger me as i was going in the shed this morning i had another

Thursday, 2 February 2017


My first trap over duncan downs resulted in
2 march moths
3 spring ushers
and of course winter moths
best moth of the session was a PALE BRINDLED BEAUTY

Tuesday, 31 January 2017


Moths caught last night night up my local woods
16 winter moths
1 mottled umber
12 spring ushers
in my garden i had a single early moth