Monday, 3 August 2009

Rain Stopped Play

I knew it was going to rain at some point so I put the trap out and sat in a garden chair waiting for the first few drops to come.....I still haven't been able to find a suitable cover for the bulb so I put a large garden parasol above the trap and was ready to run and unplug if the rain started. The cloud cover kept the temperature high so the trap was busy and a pleasure to watch but it was only 2 1/2 hours till the rain came, a busy enough night anyway with 4 species new to my garden so well worth the effort.
The trap was out from 9:30pm to 12.05am
Tonight's Log
11 Large Yellow Underwing
6 Lesser Yellow Underwing
7 Silver-Y
3 Riband Wave
5 Common Rustic
3 Shuttle Shaped Dart
4 Dark Arches
3 Uncertain Moth
2 Willow Beauty
2 Grey Dagger
1 Magpie
1 Small Magpie
1 Iron Prominent(ID Thanks to Peter at Back Garden Moths)
1 Flame Shoulder(ID Thanks to Graham at Back Garden Moths)
1 Ruby Tiger
1 Heart & Dart
1 Brimstone
1 Brick Moth
1 Smoky Wainscot
1 Yellow Shell
1 Straw Dot(see photo above)
1 Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing(see photo above)
2 Copper Underwing(see photo above)

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