24 February, 2011

Last Night...

Last Night...

I did a whole post on the bloody things last night, so I guess I've got to tell you what moths I caught last night then, don't I.
With temperatures at a very comfortable 9C and with lots of cloud cover, I caught 17 moths of 5 species to the 15w Actinic...
3 Twin-spotted Quaker, 8 Common Quaker, 2 Hebrew Character, 2 March Moth and 2 Tortricodes alternella

The Twin-spotted Quakers were a big surprise because they don't usually emerge until March, and I certainly wasn't expecting three of them. Here are the three Twin-spotted Quakers; note the variation in the number and shape of the 'spots' on each moth...




Possibly my favourite spring moth so far, the very smart looking Hebrew Character...



The Hebrew character on the Hebrew Character...


Eurgh, lots of bugs...


Take a look at the Surrey Moths and Butterflies Blog where you can find plenty more of this kind of stuff.

5 comments:

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Very nice post. I like how you pointed things out, like variation of the spots on the twin-spotted Quakers and the Hebrew character on the moth. So, what is the the Hebrew character shown?

Barry Hunt said...

Very nice blog Bill, enjoyed the visit, will be back for sure

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Greetings from Southern California :-)

I added myself to follow your blog. You're more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you so choose too.

God bless you and have a great day.

~Ron

Bill D said...

Katie- Thanks for stopping by. Using my vast knowledge of hebrew, given to me a minute ago by Wikipedia, I am guessing its the Hebrew character 'Keph', although to be honest it just looks like a 'L' to me!

Barry- Glad you like the blog, thanks for visiting.

Ron- Thanks for following, I'll do the same for your blog, although with 2000 followers already, I don't know how much difference it will make!

Bill

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Hi Bill, I'm making a blog introduction with another fellow in your part of the word. Martin says the Hebrew Character's character is Nun: http://martinsmoths.blogspot.com/2011/03/tea-time.html Thought you might be interested. Cheers!