Monday, 24 August 2009

Strange but in a good way

It was fairly cold tonight and as expected there weren't a huge amount of moths around the trap but each time I went out to check I found something new or interesting such as an immaculate Vapourer Moth which was much nicer than the tatty looking example I got last time. I got a Large Wainscot and a Red-Green Carpet both new species for my garden and even some of the micros were new to me so all in all a good night even if there weren't a lot of moths.
The trap was out from 8:45pm to 3:15am

Tonight's Log

12 Large Yellow Underwing
8 Lesser Yellow Underwing
3 Setaceous Hebrew Character
2 Willow Beauty
1 Square Spot Rustic
1 Spectacle
4 Common Marbled Carpet
2 Flounced Rustic
5 Lempke's Gold Spot
4 Gold Spot
1 Vapourer
3 Common Wainscot
1 Orange Swift
1 Six Striped Rustic
1 Large Wainscot(see photo above)
1 Red-Green Carpet(see photo above)
1 Euzophera pinguis(see photo above)(ID thanks to Ben)


  1. Hi Ian
    Your Wainscot is infact a Bulrush Wainscot, well done its one i've never seen.

  2. O and the micro...check out Euzophera pinguis, could be your Moth.

  3. Yes and yes, right on both counts Ben, I didn't think a Bulrush Wainscot was likely in the Midlands which is why I went for Large Wainscot instead....thanks for confirming my suspicions.