Monday, 9 April 2012

Realenga de Agicampe, Granada Province.

Moth Trapping.

After a cold winter the nights have started to get a bit warmer now so I put the 15watt Actinic trap out to see what was about. I had a few moths this morning but less than I had hoped for, the commonest by far was 10343 (2092) Agrotis puta puta (Shuttle Shaped Dart) with 15 insects caught, along with 8965 (2465) Tyta luctuosa (The Four-spotted) x1, 9100 (2415) Acontia lucida (Pale Shoulder) x1, 7725 Menophora japygiaria x2 both quite different looking, 9433 (2389) Paradrina clavipalpis (Pale Mottled Willow) x4, 8059 (1689) Scopula marginepunctata (Mullein Wave) x1, 6496 Evergestis isatidalis x2, 9207 (2214) Cucullia chamomillae (Chamomile Shark) x1 and the only micro was a single 3264 Isophrictis anthemidella. The weather is looking a lot more settled next week so hoping to start running the light again a couple of times a week at least.
I have a couple that I a
m going to have to send down to Moth expert Penny Hale for her to check and 1 I hope she will be able to put a name to.
Photographs from the top:
Acontia lucida (Pale Shoulder), Menophora japygiaria x2, Cucullia chamomillae (Chamomile Shark) and Isophrictis anthemidella.

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