Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Dave Wilton
3 followers
3 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Further Migrants
I was away over the weekend but left the actinic trap running in the garden because the weather looked as though it might be good for migrants.  The combined catch for Saturday and Sunday nights (30 species) included a Vestal and a Dark Sword-grass, while l...
Further Migrants
Further Migrants
upperthamesmoths.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
A bit of wind doesn't stop them flying!
More species came to the garden actinic in last night's gale-force winds than did on the previous rather calmer night, including six micro species and some geometers which must have found the turbulence quite hard going.  The trick is to site the light some...
A bit of wind doesn't stop them flying!
A bit of wind doesn't stop them flying!
upperthamesmoths.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Westcott, Bucks
There were lots of moths here last night, 263 individuals of 40 species, but a couple of tired-looking Silver Ys which were probably home-grown anyway were the only possible signs of migrant activity (even though two examples of Dark Sword-grass did turn up...
Westcott, Bucks
Westcott, Bucks
upperthamesmoths.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Elm Mines
Having found an active mine of Stigmella ulmivora (green larva) but little else on our garden's English Elm Ulmus procera  back at the end of August, I had another look today and was pleased to locate those of the other two nepticulids which feed on it, Sti...
Elm Mines
Elm Mines
upperthamesmoths.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Big Numbers Again
Last night's collection to the actinic trap here at Westcott comprised 331 moths of 39 species and as expected the majority of that total was accounted for by Lunar Underwing (151), Beaded Chestnut (42) and Black Rustic (41).  I did get two species new for ...
Big Numbers Again
Big Numbers Again
upperthamesmoths.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Whatever happened to Flounced Chestnut?
I was back in Devon again for a few days earlier this week and had the actinic trap with me.  Amongst the moths caught there on Tuesday night was a Flounced Chestnut which reminded me that this seems to be a moth which has largely disappeared from our area....
Whatever happened to Flounced Chestnut?
Whatever happened to Flounced Chestnut?
upperthamesmoths.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Westcott, Bucks
Unlike Marc's results in Didcot, last night's garden collection here contained no real surprises.  On what was quite a good night weather-wise, 266 moths of 21 species came to the actinic light or its environs and, surprisingly, this time they included not ...
Westcott, Bucks
Westcott, Bucks
upperthamesmoths.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Merveille du Jour again
The season's second Merveille du Jour for the garden, this time a really fresh example, turned up last night amongst an otherwise typical collection of exactly 100 moths from 13 different species, more than half of which were Lunar Underwings. Merveille du ...
Merveille du Jour again
Merveille du Jour again
upperthamesmoths.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Home versus Away
Here at Westcott cloud cover for much of the time meant that it was a good one for quantity last night with 211 moths of 26 species coming to the garden actinic trap.  More than half of the total was provided by Lunar Underwing (119), with Beaded Chestnut (...
Home versus Away
Home versus Away
upperthamesmoths.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Finemere Wood, Bucks
Last night it seemed like another good opportunity to try for Clifden Nonpareil at Finemere but unfortunately, once again, there was no sign of the moth.  Two MV lights were run from dusk until just after midnight (longer than the usual three hours) and the...
Finemere Wood, Bucks
Finemere Wood, Bucks
upperthamesmoths.blogspot.com
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded