Tuesday, 24 July 2018


During the nights of the 21st and 22nd of July an increase in nighttime temperatures to 15 and 18 degrees respectively resulted in an overall increase in moth numbers. This is my first year of trapping but the night of the 22nd resulted in record breaking numbers to my urban garden 20W heath trap.

Overall 238 moths were caught totally 82 species highlights included gold spot, 2 oak eggar, tissue, july highflyer, magpie, single-dotted wave and a rather worn sitochroa palealis.

1 comment:

  1. Despite the extended hot spell we've all "enjoyed", the night temperatures for the most have been disappointing. The odd occasion when they were higher were lovely as you say. I trapped in the Wyre forest last night and it was already down to 14 at dusk and very poor moth numbers. Nice photos.


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