"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

From "Auguries of Innocence"

by William Blake

Saturday, 19 June 2010

More Moths

A very late report of moths caught last Friday. Heart and Dart dominated. Trapped 47!!! They are almost as prolific as last autumn's large yellow underwings! Scalloped Hazel, buff ermine, and middle-barred minor were new for the garden.

11th June 2010
Actinic 15w Skinner Trap
Minimum temperature 10.6 degrees centigrade
9.30 p.m. until dawn

Heart and Dart 47
Angle Shades 1
Scalloped Hazel 2
Buff Ermine 1
Common Marbled Carpet 2
The Flame 1
Small Square-spot 1
Middle-barred Minor 1

Managed to take a few photos but the robin is becoming a problem both when I take photos and empty trap as he is regarding the moth trap as a food source. Only way round it is to throw a couple of dozen meal worms at the opposite end of the patio while I pot/photo! I still haven't forgiven him for gobbling down a setaceous hebrew character I was trying to photograph!

The Flame

Small Square-spot

Scalloped Hazel

Buff Ermine

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