Spring Moths

It’s been ages since we put the moth trap out. The last time was back in August last year. Terrible I know, but the weather hasn’t been kind and we’ve been busy so finding an evening where it wasn’t going to rain and when Morgan and I would hjave time to go through the trap in the morning has been difficult.

We did finally put it out last night though and there were a few Spring moths in it this morning. Nothing too exciting , but it’s good to see that they are still out and about when the lights are out. In the trap this morning were:

  • 2x Early Grey
  • 1x Shoulder Stripe
  • 9x Hebrew Character
  • 2x Powdered Quaker Quaker
  • 1x Clouded Drab
  • 1x Common Quaker
  • 1x Mottled Grey
  • 1x Red Chestnut


By matter of conmparison I thought I’d look back to see what we were getting at this time of year in previous years and things do indeed seem fairly similar.

24th April 2013

  • 4x Shoulder stripe
  • 1x Red Sword-grass
  • 6x Hebrew Character
  • 1x Early Thorn
  • 2x Small Quaker
  • 1x Clouded Drab
  • 1x Early Tooth-striped

23rd March 2012

  • 2x Early Grey
  • 1x Common Quaker
  • 2x Hebrew Character

6th April 2012

  • 1x Angle Shades
  • 3x Clouded Drab
  • 3x Early Grey
  • 1x Early Thorn
  • 1x Emmelina monodactyla
  • 17x Hebrew Character
  • 1x Mottled Grey
  • 7x Powdered Quaker
  • x6 Red Chestnut
  • 1x Red Sword-grass
  • 8x Shoulder stripe
  • 1x Small Quaker

4th April 2010

  • 1x Early Grey
  • 1x Pine Beauty
  • 1x Small Quaker
  • 4x Hebrew Character
  • 1x Common Quaker
  • 1x Red Chestnut

All in all a fairly consistent haul of Spring Moths throughout the years, although 2012 seemed like a good year.

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