Monday, 14 January 2019

Warndon Wood Actinic

Here we go again! Despite a stiff breeze on the outside,  the central diagonal path through the wood seemed quite sheltered at 17:30 on a cloudy but mild Saturday night the 12th January at 9 degrees C. Immediately after setting the trap, a male Winter Moth fluttered straight onto the perpex. A torchlit search of the once again heavily flailed perimeter hedge, did produce 3 Early Moths clinging onto outer twigs at head height. The return at 23:15 in much windier conditions for the trap inspection. 2 Pale Brindled Beauty, 2 Chestnuts, 17 Spring Usher, 7 Winter Moth, 7 Mottled Umber and the only micro - a fresh Tortricodes alternella. A predictable score but nice variety for the second week of the year. 
Early Moth
Spring Usher
Tortricodes alternella

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