The best night of the year thus far produced 49 moths, including our first records for the year of Satellite, Dark Sword-grass, Small Quaker, Dotted Border and Early Thorn.
Despite last nights rain and wind there were 27 moths in the trap. 20 Hebrew Characters, 3 Common Quakers and 4 Clouded Drabs made the total up.
An overcast and quite warm night (around 6 degrees minimum) plus a bit of sarcasm in yesterday’s update produced a decent moth catch at last, with over 40 moths in the trap. Although most were the usual suspects, they did included the first Early Grey and March Moth of the year.
Recent nights have produced slightly increased numbers of Hebrew Characters but little else, but last night had the good grace to contribute a Red Chestnut to the year’s burgeoning macro list, which now stands at 4 species!
This time Hebrew Characters led the way with 8, plus 3 Common Quakers.
An even colder night but the frost was gone by first light and macros reached double figures for the first time this year. 7 Common Quakers and 3 Hebrew Characters graced the trap.
A frost covered trap did not bode well but there were 2 Hebrew Characters, which were new for the year, and a Common Quaker.
Clearing dead grasses around the Haven trap flushed at least 4 Agonopterix yeatiana.
Our first macros of the year from last night’s efforts were singles of Clouded Drab and Common Quaker.