"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

Friday, 17 June 2011

Latest Moth Report

A very belated report of Monday's moth trapping session.

Scalloped Oak was new for the year - a beautiful moth (please see photo below) and there were large numbers of Heart and Dart again.

Scalloped Oak

Still having problems with my Uncertains and Rustics!

I am still not sure of the id of this moth and its quite worn which complicates matters even further! My best guess is Ingrailed Clay but I think it may have to remain as one of those mystery and unidentified noctuids

Summary of Moth Trapping Session on Monday, 13 June

10.00 p.m. until dawn

Minimum Temperature 6.6 degrees centigrade

15w Actinic Skinner Trap

Heart and Dart x 20
Small Magpie Moth x 1
Shoulder-striped Wainscot x 1
The Flame x 1
Scalloped Oak x 1 (new for year)
Dark Arches x 1
Uncertain? x 1
Mystery Noctuid x 1 Ingrailed Clay??


Rob said...

I agree, that Scalloped Oak is a beauty - and one of many I have never seen.

Ragged Robin said...

Hope you get to see one soon Rob