In line with the current advice from the government the meeting of the Kent Moth Group on Saturday April 4th at SBBO is cancelled.
A clear night again with low temperatures. Nine moths in the trap with Dotted Border new for the year.
The easterly is now strong enough to almost completely stop moth activity. There was one moth, a Clouded Drab, underneath the trap.
The easterly is starting to pick up and the moth numbers drop accordingly. There were seven moths and a Great Silver Diving Beetle last night.
A bit breezier last night but there were 25 moths. Agonopterix alstroemeriana was the first micro to make it into the trap this year.
A warmer night not dropping below 7.5°C but it was clear and there were 20 moths. March Moth and Small Quaker were new for the year.
Although the temperature dropped to 2°C there were still 23 moths of five species. Fifteen Hebrew Characters made up the bulk and an Early Thorn was new for the year.
A calm, cloudy, start to the evening resulted in some moths being active. It was the first double figure catch of the year with 22 moths. Hebrew Character was the first species to make it into double figures (14), and Red Chestnut and Early Grey were new species for the trap this year.
Although it was a lovely, sunny, day with a few Peacock butterflies about the night was windy. Only two moths made it to the trap – a Common Quaker and a Hebrew Character.
Finally the wind dropped, it was not raining, it started mild and the forecast frost did not arrive. It might have only been for one night but the trap was out. Seven moths were caught; four Hebrew Characters and one each of Common Quaker, Clouded Drab and an early-ish Lead-coloured Drab. The trap has gone back into hibernation for tonight’s strong winds.