Thursday, 5 November 2015

What is the collective noun for a group of Feathered Thorns?

I'm going to use the word Duster. The trap here at Bringsty last night produced 17 species including the first December moths of the year. This means my list is almost complete now for the year. Topping the numbers was a duster of Feathered Thorns - 18 in total. Next most frequent was Yellow-line Quaker on 6. 3 December moths were in the trap in total.
Feathered Thorn 18
Green Brindled-crescent 3
Barred Sallow 1
Red-green Carpet 3
Snout 1
Red-line Quaker 1
Satellite 1
December 3
Brick 2
Turnip 1
Common Marbled Carpet 2
Sprawler 1
Beaded Chestnut 1
Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
Yellow-line Quaker 6
Spruce Carpet 1
Novemnals 8
Eudonia angustea 1

A friend of mine termed Novemnals as an aggregated name of November and Autumnal. Seems to describe them perfectly.
Bringsty Common: December moth

Bringsty Common: A duster of Feathered Thorns

Bringsty Common: Feathered Thorn
Peter Hall


  1. Last night (5th) I added a Brimstone, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Scarce Umber and Pine Carpet. As I've already recorded Winter from earlier in the year, that must be just about it for 2015. It seems to be the latest Hereford record for Brimstone

  2. I can't find any record later than 18th October in Herefordshire.


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