The Moths are back – a quick update

After a warm day on Thursday and a clear night, there was finally a good number of moths in the trap this morning – around 20 in total, though limited species richness.

The best of the bunch was this Frosted Green:

It’s another wonderful Spring moth, the colour of fresh moss/lichen, and with a glossy sheen which doesn’t quite come across on the photos. In addition to this I had Dotted border, a pretty geometrid:


Other than that it was fairly ordinary stuff, with Hebrew Character, Common Quaker and Early Grey dominating the numbers.

A quick mention to my nephew, Ed, though who is trapping brilliantly down in Goodhavern, Cornwall and getting some cracking moths, including this one which I think is Pale Pinion:

Warm again tonight. Time to set the trap again …


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Budleigh Salterton resident; keen birder; moth-er.

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