Thursday, 19 January 2017

VERTICAL TUBE?

Spent last couple of weeks updating the robertson trap after being told to change it to taken a 30w tube vertical, my plan was good in pratice,but in the build is was harder then it looked,NEARLY gave up on building the fins but i kepted going,
very pleased with the end result just need some warm weather to see if my catch will will improve the total cost was a big fat zero as all the parts i had where laying about,after doing a bit of reading and research it might be on par to the 125w bulb

Sunday, 8 January 2017

UP TO THREE

My garden moth list has crept up to three for the year adding 2 mottled umbers last night,one on both  traps



Monday, 2 January 2017

FIRST TRAP OF THE YEAR

My first trap of 2017 resulted in to two moths,heavy rain killed off my chances of more
eudonia angustea

apple moth

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

GET IN THERE

Feathered gothic it only takes one moth to make my day trapped last night had to wait until lunch time today to have a decent look stunning



Monday, 5 September 2016

TICKING ALONG NICELY

My mothing has been ticking over very nice picking new species nearly every trap the hard part is the id here is some of my highlights
burnished brass [cryptic]


frostred orange


orange swift



angels shades


small ranunculus




maple prominent



angel shades

Sunday, 21 August 2016

MOTH UPDATED

Few new
moths for me
pale mottled willow

silver -y

dark spinach


orange swift

Saturday, 13 August 2016

STILL MOTHING

A few from this week from my garden
herbew character setaceous

herbew character setaceous

square spot rustic

straw underwing

straw underwing

copper underwing

copper underwing

dun bar

shuttled shape dart

flounced rustic

flounced rustic

elephant hawk moth

elephant hawk moth

scalloped oak

marbled beauty



l album wainscot

l album wainscot
swallow prominent

swallow prominent

brimstone moth

Saturday, 6 August 2016

WHY TAKE THE MICKEY


why take the mickey ,yes i have started moth trapping,had a go last yearbut had to stop because of certian reasonsturned up like moaning neighbours,so last couple of weeks i have taken the plunge,how superb are moths i never knew i could see so many in my garden,it is a bit taxing on the brain,so before you take the mickey have a look around and see how many people are mothing you will be suprized,i noticed how helpful people are they have been pointing me in the right directionon id i have caught two stunning moths this morning and two new garden ticks not bad 27 different moths in under 6 days
spectacled

spectacled

clay

clay

brown tail

brown tail

FEW NEW MOTHS

A very good night filled all 20 pots with macros most of them being commom/lesser rustic my garden total is growing daily
drinker

grey dagger

grey dagger

brown tail

brown tail

cabbage moth

willow beauty
shuttle shaped dart