Friday, 28 October 2016

Bringsty Common October 27th

Despite the strong wind, I put out the trap last night as it stayed relatively mild. The trap was filled with caddis and Ophions also. 12 species plus what a friend calls "Novemnals" to id. My first December of the season (2). Both Spruce and Grey Pine Carpet despite the lack of any foodplant nearby plus the usual suspects too. Most frequent was Yellow-line Quaker at an impressive 5! There was a micro as well, Carcina quercana, and this matched the latest date for Herefordshire, with the first on October 27th 2006. Peter Hall
Bringsty Common: Carcina quercana

Bringsty Common: December moth


  1. Interestingly, I had glaucinalis last night which is rather on the late side too! 20 plume, garden rose and acroxantha also made appearances.

  2. It's been slow going these past few mild nights with smaller catches each subsequent night, down to 8 species plus Novemnals last night. Common Wainscot was late. Still not seen a Brick. I expect Sprawler to appear any night now. However the "Novemnals" are doing very well. Very few Feathered Thorn this year.


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