"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

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Straw Dot

A large decrease in the moths caught last Saturday, 22nd September - only 6 moths. Minimum Temperature overnight was only 6.0 degrees centigrade so its not surprising there were so few.

There was a new species for the year though - Straw Dot. It flew away before I could get a photo so here's one I took last year!

Summary of Moths Trapped Saturday, 22nd September

8.00 p.m. until dawn
Minimum Temperature 6.0 degrees centigrade
15w Actinic Skinner Trap

Large Yellow Underwing x 2

Lesser Yellow Underwing x 1

Lunar Underwing x 1

Straw Dot x 1 New for Year


Rohrerbot said...

It's that time of year again when moths start to decrease. It's the same here with our butterflies and moths as well. Lack of moisture and cooler temps.....but that first moth is very interesting:) Hope you have a good weekend.

Ragged Robin said...

Rohrerbot - You are right Chris - it will be a downward spiral for moth numbers until I stop trapping in about 6 weeks when Garden Moth Scheme finishes.

Have a great weekend too!

Toffeeapple said...

I have just realised that in six weeks time it will be November. Grumpy face on now.

Ragged Robin said...

Toffeeapple - I don't know where the year has gone :( With no summer to speak of thought of winter again is not fun :(