Friday, 13 January 2017

Warndon Wood Actinic

With tales of Pale Brindled Beauties and Spring Ushers elsewhere on Facebook and with another OTT BBC weather forecast of 'arctic blasts' imminent,  I decided to put the 15watt battery actinic Skinner in nearby Warndon Wood last Tuesday evening. The result confirmed it is still truly mid-winter here in VC 37. 2 Winter Moths, 4 Mottled Umbers and a Chestnut. One of the umbers was the plainer 'rich brown' variety. Four Acleris schalleriana's at home in the last few nights, Ypsolopha ustella and a single Agonopterix heracliana last week are about par for micros the first half of January.
Top Chestnut, middle A. schalleriana, bottom Mottled Umber

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